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Sycamore Canyon Ecological Reserve


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.

Recreational Opportunities

Wildlife Viewing Hiking Trails Either Guided or Self-guided Interpretive Nature Tours

Activities: wildlife viewing, 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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Inland Deserts Region (Region 6)

Riverside County

Directions: Hwy 215. Exit Alessandro Ave in Moreno Valley. West on Alessandro Drive to Barton Street pullout. Reserve is north of Alessandro Blvd.

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