Update on Park Closures
All NPS trails are open, w/the exception of part of the Satwiwa Loop Trail. Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa is only open sunrise to sunset. Point Mugu State Park re-opens 5/24. More »
Trucks on Cheeseboro Canyon Trail
Occasional truck traffic (approx 6 trips per day) will take place on Cheeseboro Cyn Trail weekdays between 8am & 4pm for demolition and removal of Cheeseboro Tank. Should be completed by 6/14/13. Check back for updates or call 818-889-8996. More »
Oak woodland communities are found on north slopes and in shaded ravines or canyon bottoms and is characterized by coast live oak (Quercus agrifolia), hollyleaf cherry (Prunus ilicifolia), California bay laurel (Umbellularia californica), coffeeberry (Rhamnus californica), and poison oak (Toxicodendron diversilobum). Coast live oak is more tolerant to salt-laden fog than other oaks and thus can be found relatively near the ocean. This community is often found on the well-drained soils of coastal plains and protected bluffs. Groves are formed across valleys and along streams and intermittent watercourses. Live oaks, as their name suggests, are evergreen. Preferring permanent water, the deep taproots of live oaks can reach to the water table.
Well-developed oak woodlands can be found at Trippet Ranch in Topanga State Park and at Rocky Oaks.
Did You Know?
A core group of dedicated National Park volunteers, often laboring in the hot sun, built a native plant nursery from the ground up in 2002. Native plants, from the common Ceanothus to the endangered Lyons pygmy daisy germinated in this volunteer-run nursery will help restore disturbed habitat.