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Del Mar Mesa


San Diego's habitat preserves in Del Mar Mesa are critical wildlife corridors connecting Torrey Pines State Park, Los Penasquitos Lagoon, Carmel Mountain Preserve, Shaw Valley Open Space, Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve & Del Mar Mesa Preserve.

Supporting a connected San Diego ecosystem: 


Shaw Valley Open Space

Torrey Pines State Park

Carmel Mountain Preserve

Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve 

Los Penasquitos Lagoon

Del Mar Mesa Preserve

Shaw Valley Open Space

Del Mar Mesa


THE critical wildlife corridor connecting six preserves and site of the popular Shaw Valley Trail. Two large vernal pool complexes are located in the southern portion.

The 1000 acre preserve is home to dozens of endangered, listed and rare species, and vernal pool complexes, adjacent to Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve.

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Del Mar Mesa

A semi-rural dark sky community of San Diego with nearly 3000 acres of protected habitat, critical wildlife corridors and an extensive public  trail system.

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A coalition of Del Mar Mesa neighbors and San Diego environmentalists.

All the wildlife connections

Six interconnected Preserves keep San Diego's divers native habitat viable.

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"San Diego is the most biologically rich county in the continental U.S. San Diego County shelters approximately 200 imperiled plants and animals—more than in any other county in the nation. --  Nature Conservancy

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