Survival of threatened species of plants & animals depended on connections between preserves.
Ensuring rare Southern California habitat survival requires that protected habitat are connected through viable wildlife corridors.
Carmel Mountain Preserve
Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve
Del Mar Mesa Preserve
A 350 acre preserve located in Carmel Valley is home to vernal pools and coastal sage habitat, trails and spectacular views. Created as a result of a ballot measure passed by the voters in 1998.
The 4000 acre linear park includes over 500 plant species, more than 175 types of birds, and a great variety of reptiles, amphibians and mammals. Many of these species are rare or endangered and are protected within the Preserve.
A popular recreational destination for equestrians, trail bike riders, naturalists, and hikers, the 1000 acre coastal sage & chapparel covered preserve contains vernal pools, federal, state and city protected lands is adjacent to Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve.
Shaw Valley Open Space
Los Penasquitos Lagoon
Torrey Pines State Reserve
Created through development agreements that allowed housing and a hotel in Del Mar Mesa, the valley is T HE vital link between Carmel Mountain and Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve and is the site of the popular Shaw Valley Trail.
A coastal marsh situated at the northern edge of San Diego forming the natural border with Del Mar adjacent to Torrey Pines State Park. Several trails start here, one eventually connecting to the Shaw Valley Trail.
A World Heritage site, 2,000 acres of coastal state park located in the community of La Jolla & Del Mar. Ii remains one of the wildest stretches of land on the Southern California coast and is a San Diego Crown Jewel.