Originally overrun by weeds and invasive plant species, the area located near the Bommer Canyon Cattle Camp was designated as the perfect site for an interpretive nature garden, so visitors can learn more about why Orange County’s native wildlands are an important part of the local ecosystem. The Bommer Canyon Nature Garden will take visitors on a journey through the history of the Irvine Ranch, guided by interpretive informational panels installed by IRC’s Planning and Infrastructure team. These panels will help visitors learn more about ranching techniques and old cattle camp equipment, as well as native plants from local coastal sage scrub, riparian and grassland habitat.
For more information about the Irvine Ranch Conservancy and restoration efforts on the Landmarks, visit IRConservancy.org. For more information about the City of Irvine open space, visit CityOfIrvine.org.