The popular Bommer Pass Trail in the City of Irvine Open Space Preserve will be closed starting January 13 for repair and restoration by the Irvine Ranch Conservancy, which manages the City’s Open Space Preserve. Residents are invited to help participate and work with Conservancy staff to restore habitat in Bommer Canyon.
This is the first time the trail has been closed for restoration since it was opened to daily self-guided access in 2011. Immediate work is necessary to make rapid repairs and replant habitat before the rainy season. The closure is expected to last until April 1.
Conservancy staff will install temporary barriers and signage at the Bommer Pass Trail entrances, and will mark a temporary path through Bommer Canyon Cattle Camp to provide access to trails.
The education campaign will outline official trails, provide information on appropriate trail use, and include ways for the public to get involved in the restoration. The Conservancy will lead several trail repair and habitat replanting activities during the trail closure. For more information on these activities or other Irvine Open Space activities, visit www.LetsGoOutside.org/Activities.