Shaw’s agave is a very rare plant locally. The U.S. population has historically only occurred in the extreme south of California. Cabrillo National Monument and the surrounding Navy property of the Point Loma peninsula are currently host to the largest populations of Shaw’s agave in the entire United States. This agave species only occurs coastally where it can take advantage of buffered temperatures and fog moisture. It is found in larger numbers along the coast of Baja California but there are few areas along the Baja coast that are protected from development. Our current restoration efforts for this species include pollination experiments, soil measurements, and greenhouse propagation.