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Species of Concern

The preserve is home to several species of concern.  Species of concern are those identified by governmental agencies or selected NGOs (such as the California Native Plant Society, National Audubon Society etc.) as being potentially at risk regionally. Many of these species are associated with habitats that have become regionally rare and/or have been significantly impacted by human development and activities.


Red-legged frog (Rana aurora draytonii)


Common saltmarsh yellowthroat
Cooper’s hawk
Golden eagle
Sharp-shinned hawk
Swainson’s thrush Tricolored blackbird
Warbling vireo
Wilson’s warbler
Yellow warbler


Bay checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha bayensis)


Dusky-footed woodrat (Neotoma fuscipes)
Mountain lion (puma concolor)
Townsend’s long-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii)


Western pond turtle (Actinemys marmorata)


Steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

Plants – please see the Oakmead Herbarium plant list