Goat Island lies a few meters off the Mendocino Headlands and supports an excellent example of coastal prairie vegetation. On the steep sides of this flat-topped island is some typical north coastal bluff scrub.
A number of birds use the area as a roosting site.
There are wave-formed caves on the island.
Integrity: Virtually pristine.
Use: Research, educational, observational.
Inventory of California Natural Areas
Revision © 2009 Steven Louis Hartman