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Meadowbrook Ecological Reserve


The Meadowbrook Ecological Reserve is comprised of 150 acres of coastal scrub vegetation with sizable stands of red berry (Rhamnus crocea) strewn throughout. The primary reason this area has been designated an Ecological Reserve is to preserve open space containing biologically sensitive habitat, endangered species, and wildlife species. The Reserve is home to the federally listed coastal California Gnatcatcher (Polioptila californica) as well as the Hermes copper butterfly (Lycaena hermes) that was recently petitioned to be listed as an endangered species.

The property was designated as an ecological reserve by the Fish and Game Commission in 2004, to protect Diegan coastal sage scrub and southern mixed/chamise chaparral and associated species.

For more information, call the South Coast Region San Diego office at (858) 467-4201.

Recreational Opportunities

Wildlife Viewing Hiking Trails

Activities: nature viewing and hiking

PLEASE NOTE: For information on public use regulations for this area and other Department lands please refer to the link opens in new windowCDFW Public Lands Regulations booklet. Scroll to the Table of Contents. Locate the page number for general regulations for public uses on all Department lands. For additional regulations that apply only to certain properties, check the Table of Contents for sections that refer to additional or property-specific regulations for wildlife areas or ecological reserves. All visitors are responsible for knowing and following the general and property-specific regulations.

Last update : 10/31/2018 9:35:08 AM

Wildlife Branch - Lands Program
1812 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 445-0411

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South Coast Region (Region 5)

San Diego County

in the City of Poway, approximately twenty miles northeast of downtown San Diego or ten miles inland from the Pacific Ocean

Directions: From Interstate 15 take Poway Road east to Pomerado Road. Go north (left) on Pomerado Road to Meadowbrook Lane. Turn west (left) on Meadowbrook Lane. The reserve is located along the western side of Meadowbrook Lane across the street from the Meadowbook Middle School.

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