The 286 acre Morro Dunes Ecological Reserve was designated as an ecological reserve in 1983. It consists of two units: the 236 acre Bayview Unit and the 50 acre Pecho Unit.
The ecological reserve is within the Los Osos coastal dune complex south of Morro Bay providing habitat for the endangered Morro shoulderband snail, Morro Bay kangaroo rat, and a variety of reptiles, birds, amphibians and butterflies. Significant plant resources include coastal sage scrub, dune scrub, Morro manzanita and maritime chaparral.
For more information, call the Central Region Fresno office at (559) 243-4005.