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Fire Management Units: Tomales Point

 
Tule Elk Herd

Tule Elk Herd on Tomales Point

TOMALES POINT (2,781 acres) - This unit encompasses all of the land on Tomales Point north of a fence from Tomales Bay to the Pacific Ocean (in place to create a Tule elk reserve.) It supports grassland, mixed coyote brush scrub, and dense bush lupine stands at the northern tip of the peninsula. In 1978, tule elk were reintroduced to Tomales Point, and in 2006 herd size was approximately 430 animals. Populations of ten plant species of management concern occur in this FMU; six of these are federal Species of Concern and one, Point Reyes blennosperma (Blennosperma nanum), is listed as rare by the state. The historic Pierce Ranch Complex, which has grounds that support a variety of associated invasive non-native plants (e.g., eucalyptus, cape-ivy) is within this FMU.

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Elephant seals at the main colony at Point Reyes

Northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) began breeding at Point Reyes in 1981 after being absent for over 150 years. The population breeds at terrestrial haul out sites at Point Reyes Headland, one of only eleven mainland breeding areas for northern elephant seals in the world. More...