Natural Resource Management

Pinnacles is a refuge for prominent central California coast species not only because of the many ecological niches here, but also because of its long-term protected status. Factors like invasive species and development continue to threaten native ecosystems and species. Tracking long-term patterns and active conservation efforts help ensure these resources will be here for future generations. Discover how managers, scientists, and community members work together to help preserve the abundant natural wonders of Pinnacles National Park.
Close up of creek bed with foliage.

Disturbed Lands

Learn about how roads and trails affect natural dynamics of the park.

Capture of the Pinnacles vegetation map. Colors indicate different vegetation types.

Vegetation Mapping

Researchers have created a vegetation map that shows how different plant communities are distributed throughout the park.

Biologist uses binoculars to look out over the geologic formations of Pinnacles.

Science & Research

Find out more about the science that we do at Pinnacles.

Wild turkeys cross the road.

Invasive Species

What makes a species invasive, and what is Pinnacles doing about it?

A species of sphinx moth sips nectar while hovering above a flower.

Sensitive Species

Learn about the species at Pinnacles with special conservation status.

Last updated: June 5, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

5000 Highway 146
Paicines, CA 95043


(831) 389-4486
Please call the number above for all park related inquiries. For camping questions contact the Pinnacles Campground at (831) 200-1722. For the park book store, please call (831) 389-4485.

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