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This area, the smallest in the University of
California's Natural Land and Water Reserves System, lies just to the northeast
of Escondido. The area is primarily
a steep, west-facing slope with two narrow, steep ravines.
There are extensive surface seeps and perennial springs in the ravines.
Vegetation is predominantly coastal sage scrub and south
coastal mixed chaparral. There is a
small oak woodland with Engelmann oak, Quercus engelmannii.
The abundance of water gives rise to a comparatively
high diversity of plants and animals.
The parent soil material is granitic.
area is virtually undisturbed.
Use: Research, educational.
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