Buck Gully Reserve consists of 300 acres of lush wilderness that offer some of the best ocean views in Newport Beach. The canyon includes a natural stream that runs year-round, providing a sustainable water source for native plants and animals. The consistent flow of water creates the perfect conditions for a riparian habitat at the bottom of the canyon, while coastal sage scrub habitats thrive on the hillsides. This mix of habitats attracts a variety of wildlife, like egrets, coyotes, rabbits, and a host of migratory birds.
To help preserve the natural beauty of the area, the City of Newport Beach and IRC also partner to lead habitat restoration days where volunteers help plant native species and remove non-native plants from the area to support healthy habitats. If you would like to be part of the positive impact, join IRC for the Fourth Friday Habitat Restoration in Buck Gully on Friday, October 27 or the Third Friday Habitat Restoration in Buck Gully on Friday, November 17.
For additional activities and volunteer opportunities within Buck Gully and throughout the Landmarks, visit LetsGoOutside.org, IRConservancy.org or follow the Landmarks on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.