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Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve: The land that bridges time


Last updated 11/17/2006 at Noon

The Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve is a large expanse of land in pristine condition that looks the same as it did 100 years ago. It includes the longest, and last free flowing, protected coastal river in Southern California. It is part of the only coastal to inland linkage area for wildlife set aside in southern California and contains the oldest stands of chaparral and coastal sagebrush growing in the area. And it is home to 20 species of animals including coyote, wildcats, cougars, mountain lion, pond turtles, lizards, rodents and butterflies.

The reserve is also an outdoor, living l...

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