Redwood Shores Ecological Reserve

Description

The 268-acre Redwood Shores Ecological Reserve is a salt marsh consisting of excellent stands of cord grass and pickleweed on the marsh side of the levee. Vegetation on the levees consists of gum plant and other upland plant types. The gum plant is preferred nesting habitat for the Bay salt marsh song sparrow. The marsh area also provides feeding areas for rails and herons. The adjacent exposed mud flats provide foraging areas for a wide variety of shorebirds. The resident white-tailed kite, short-eared owl and marsh harrier forage for rodents in the marsh and upland areas.

For more information, call the Bay Delta Region Fairfield office at (707) 428-2002.

Recreational Opportunities

Wildlife Viewing Hand-carried Boats Only Fishing Hiking Trails

Activities: wildlife viewing, boating, fishing, hiking

NOTE: Visitors are responsible for knowing and complying with all regulations pertaining to the use of Department lands.

Please refer to the Public Uses on State and Federal Lands section of the link opens in new windowWaterfowl, Upland Game, and Public Use Regulations (PDF) booklet for both statewide and property-specific regulations. A searchable Property-specific regulations table is also available online.

Area History

The property was acquired as a result of a land exchange agreement concluded with the State Lands Commission and Mobil Oil Corporation. Mobil deeded to the state areas specifically chosen for their wildlife values. The area was designated as an ecological reserve by the Fish and Game Commission in 1976.

Last update : 11/7/2019 1:00:11 PM
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Location

Bay Delta Region (Region 3)

San Mateo County

Directions: Hwy 92 in Foster City. Exit 3rd Ave/Foster City Blvd S to reserve at intersect of Foster City & Beach Park.

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