While hiking or out on a trail ride, have you seen colored wooden stakes and wondered what they were or how they got there? Tips of stakes can be blue, red, yellow or white, and are evidence of one of the many restoration projects being managed by the Irvine Ranch Conservancy.
The stakes represent planting done by Conservancy staff and volunteers in areas singled out for habitat restoration. In one such site, Bee Flat Canyon, the Conservancy is restoring over 80 acres of diverse habitat: grassland, coastal sage scrub, chaparral, and oak woodland. Bee Flat Canyon is located in OC Parks’ Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve.