Flora and Fauna

Flora and Fauna of the Area

A selection of articles by professional naturalists and nature writers about the vegetation and wildlife at Pt. Molate.

The Exceptional Resources of Point Molate, by Golden Hour Restoration Institute 

The Grasslands of the Potrero San Pablo and Point Molate Shore , by David Amme, Wildland Vegetation Program Manager of the East Bay Regional Park District, Summer 2013.

EIR Omits Rare Native Coastal Prairie at Proposed Casino Site, by Jim Hanson, California Native Grass Society Board Member, Oakland, Winter 2010.

Gambling on Grass at Point Molate, by Aleta George.  Article from Bay Nature, April 2010, looking at the risks to native grasslands from proposed development.

Northern Coastal Scrub and Coastal Prairie, by Lawrence D. Ford and Grey F. Hayes (2007).  Scholarly survey of vegetation  in a region that includes Point Molate.

Composition, Invasibility, and Diversity in Coastal California Grasslands, by Mark R. Stromberg, Paul Kephart, and Vern Yadon.  Three prominent naturalists advise that coastal grasslands are some of the last places where historically dominant native grasses still survive.  

Point Molate: Preliminary Biological Resource Assessment, by Senior Scientist John Heal for the East Bay Regional Park District (2016). Looks at soils, habitats, and species in the area and assesses potential impact of development.  

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