Blue Sky Ecological Reserve is a 598 acre property comprised of three vegetation types: valley foothill riparian, coastal scrub and mixed chaparral. Vegetation includes California sagebrush, chamise, and coast live oaks. Typical mammal species as permanent or occasional residents include deer, mountain lion, and coyote. Typical amphibian species expected to occur include western toad, Pacific treefrog, and Pacific salamander. Bird species include red-shouldered hawk, American kestrel, and California gnatcatcher.
The reserve is owned by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation, and the City of Poway. Day to day operations are managed by the City of Poway with support from the nonprofit Friends of Blue Sky Canyon.
For more information about the reserve, please visit the City of Poway or the Friends of Blue Sky Canyon websites or call the South Coast Region San Diego office at (858) 467-4201.