The Otay Mountain Ecological Reserve is an approximately 1,200-acre property with habitat types including chamise chaparral, southern mixed chaparral, coastal sage scrub, southern interior cypress forest, riparian woodland, and oak woodland. Wildlife includes mule deer, gray fox, red-tailed hawk, and Pacific tree frog.
The property was acquired to protect endangered and sensitive wildlife, native plants and special habitats, and to allow for limited hunting opportunities. It was designated as an ecological reserve by the Fish and Game Commission in 2000.
For more information, call the South Coast Region San Diego office at (858) 467-4201.