A 580-acre ranch, once slated for a golf course and resort, was aqcuired and turned into a State of California Ecological Reserve. The ranch includes critical Morro Bay watershed lands and floodplains as well as the lower foothills of the striking local landmark, Hollister Peak. (Click on the Article Tab for more info).
Black Bear Facts: The only species of bears in California and Nevada are black bears. However, they do range in color from blonde to black, with cinnamon brown being the most common color in both states. There are an estimated 25,000 to 35,000 black bears in California and 200 to 300 In Nevada. Black bears normally avoid humans. If encountered, always leave them an escape route. Males are...
Delta smelt, Hypomesus transpacificus, is an endangered slender-bodied smelt, about 5 to 7 cm (2.0 to 2.8 in) long, of the Osmeridae family. Endemic to the upper Sacramento-San Joaquin estuary of California, it mainly inhabits the freshwater-saltwater mixing zone of the estuary, except during its spawning season, which primarily takes place during the early spring months from March until...
Mother black bears are notoriously protective of their cubs, who stay with their mothers for about two years.
McCormack-Williamson is located just below the confluence of the Cosumnes and Mokelumne Rivers
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