Friday, February 12, 2016

Giants of the Watershed

The Peninsula Watershed is home to more than 3000 acres of Coastal Redwood and Douglas Fir. The tall native conifers are particularly important as nesting habitat for certain birds, such as the federally endangered Marbled Murrelet, a stocky black and white seabird that requires large areas of coastal forest canopy in order reproduce in the spring.  We’ll have updates in April and May on this year’s Marbled Murrelet pairs and other watershed wildlife.   

The pristine 23,000-acre Peninsula Watershed also has nearly 4000 acres of native oak and other hardwood forests, plus large expanses of grassland, chaparral, and other habitats, including marsh, riparian, cultivated and lakes. Together, they foster a diversity of ecosystems with their own webs of native plant and animal life. The watershed is also a State Fish and Wildlife Refuge. 

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