Location:The Cañada de los Osos Ecological Reserve(CDLO) consists of 4,200 acres and is located approximately ten miles east of Gilroy in southern Santa Clara County, in the southern portion of the Mt. Hamilton Range.
Purpose of Acquisition: For the protection and enhancement of habitat for native species; and to provide a setting for a youth outdoor education program.
Description: The following is not a comprehensive list, rather a list of some site specific management goals*: Focus on maintaining viable populations of sensitive species and their habitats and on the restoration and enhancement of natural communities within an ecosystem-based framework. Emphasis being placed on the protection of riparian and wetland areas, restoration and enhancement of native grassland, and the control of noxious weeds. The primary public use of the property will be as a site for a youth outdoor education program.
Environmental Review Process
Notice of Determination: Filed on December 15, 2005, in compliance with Section 21108 or 21152 of the Public Resources Code.
Management Plan Retention
A hard copy of the Management Plan, including public comments and responses, can be viewed during regular office hours (Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at:
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Bay Delta Region
2825 Cordelia Road, Suite 100
Fairfield, CA 94534
*Implementation of tasks needed to achieve management goals is dependent on the availability of staffing and adequate operations and maintenance budget.