The Sycamore Canyon Ecological Reserve is 131 acres. The dominant vegetation type is annual grassland, with some sparse coastal sage scrub species (primarily white sage and flat-topped buckwheat). There is also a small riparian area dominated by willow and mulefat, with thorny berry bushes in the understory, Coyotes and bobcats would be expected to occur, and raptors have been observed foraging over the area.
The area is undeveloped and has been used primarily for nonconsumptive recreation such as hiking. The property was purchased to protect habitat for endangered species, and to provide compatible public uses. It was designated as an ecological reserve by the Fish and Game Commission in 1994.
For more information, call the Inland Deserts Region Bishop office at (760) 872-1171.