In 2020, IRC’s Planning & Infrastructure team began implementing OC Parks’ Master Signage Plan that replaced current signage on the Landmarks with larger, more visible and brighter signs in order to help visitors navigate their way through local wildlands. Within five months of starting the project, the IRC team was able to replace signs in Limestone Canyon, Weir Canyon, Baker Canyon and Black Star Canyon.
The new signs are larger in size, making them more visible and easier to read while hikers and bikers make their way along trails, especially at T-intersections. Updated graphics and color schemes help signs stand out and allow visitors to identify which part of the Landmarks they are exploring. Visitors on the Landmarks will also find new signage throughout the City of Irvine and City of Newport Beach open spaces, with city specific color schemes and graphics.
IRC’s Planning & Infrastructure team, along with its land partners, will continue to update signage throughout the Landmarks including gate and entry signs, as well as new informational signs and area maps.
Nature lovers can get a look at the new signage on 7-day access trails on the Landmarks including Buck Gully, Bommer Canyon and Orange County regional parks. To learn more about the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks visit LetsGoOutside.org.