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Notes: The property is on the north side of Bohemian Highway, between Occidental and Monte Rio. 554 acres are owned by LandPaths, another adjacent 306 acres has a conservation easement. Bohemia is a patchwork. As with the adjacent lands, there are dense forests that have rebounded after being logged. But the preserve also hosts a dark tuft of old-growth fir, hardwood riparian forest, thick stands of chaparral, oak woodlands, meadows of coastal prairie, and a grayish band of dwarf Sargent cypress, a California endemic that grows only on nutrient-poor serpentine soils.
The rare Baker’s manzanita is common on this property. A series of coastal prairie meadows high on the hill represents one of the state’s most endangered vegetation communities, and those on the preserve are some of the most diverse. The preserve is home to endangered Pennell’s birds-beak, and other rare flowers such as Sonoma jewelflower, Tiburon tarplant, and narrow-leaved daisy bloom here, as do more common species like goldfields, owl’s clover, Douglas iris, and blue-eyed grass.
Currently, access to the property is only with the permission of LandPaths. It is not open to the public.
Created: 2013-01-21 05:44:55 WIB (+0700) by Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
Last modified: 2013-06-29 02:37:56 WIB (+0700) by George Riner (mycogeo)
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