The 83-acre San Bruno Mountain Ecological Reserve is on the north slope of the mountain and within parts of Owl and Buckeye Canyons. Along the canyon bottoms and streams is riparian habitat of California buckeye, oaks, bays and willows. Drier areas are a mixture of grasslands and stunted shrubs. San Bruno Mountain is unique for its Franciscan fog zone flora which is distinct from other coastal areas. There is a variety of songbirds, raptors, owls and small mammals. Terrain is steep and rugged.
The Wildlife Conservation Board acquired two parcels in 1989 for habitat conservation and protection of endangered and threatened species. The property was designated as an ecological reserve by the Fish and Game Commission in 1993.
For more information, call the Bay Delta Region Fairfield office at (707) 428-2002.