California Vernal Pools
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Only about 13% of the vernal pools which originally occurred in California remain. Most if the best remaining vernal pool landscapes are still under private ownership. These tend to be in the rolling grasslands along the eastern edge of the Central Valley used as grazing land. Ranchers have been stewards of the vernal pool landscape for generations. Long-term preservation of vernal pools will require a partnership between local governments, conservationists and ranchers.

2013 Guided Tour Schedules

Photo Galleries on the Web

Reserves, Preserves and Open Space

Docent & Interpretative Programs

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