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ROCKY OAKS MAP & GUIDE, SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS, CALIFORNIA

ROCKY OAKS MAP & GUIDE, SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS, CALIFORNIA

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ROCKY OAKS MAP & GUIDE, SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS, CALIFORNIA...i haven't hiked here yet...picked up the pamphlet somewhere..looks interesting.
ROCKY OAKS MAP & GUIDE, SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS, CALIFORNIA...i haven't hiked here yet...picked up the pamphlet somewhere..looks interesting.

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National Park
Service
Santa Monica
MountainsNational
Recreation Area
85
s
you drive along
Mulholland
Highway or
Kanan
Road, you
could
easily
miss
Rocky
Oaks. Hidden between houses, roads
and
other
signs
of
modern
life,
Rocky Oaks is
home
to a
surprising number
of
plants
and
animals.
Its
fewer than
200
acres
contain
a
diversity
of wildlife
habitats includingapond,oakwoodland, grassland, coastal
sage
scruband chaparral communities.
For thousands of years, Rocky Oaks provided
people
with food, shelter
and
materials. Ancestors
of
today's Chumash survived
on the
abundantresources
of the
land, hunting animals
and
harvesting plants. Europeansettlers brought agriculture
to
this area.
The
stock
pond
and
much
ofthe
grassland habitat
are
remnants
of
that
life-style..
Agricultural
oper-
ations
at
Rocky Oaks ended with
the
1978 Kanan Fire.
Today,
Rocky Oaks serves as
a
refuge
forwildlife.
RockyOaks is an undevelopedspace in which animals can find
food and
shelter.
It
helps connect
the
habitats that make
up the
Santa MonicaMountains
and
allows animals
to
traveland rest. Rocky Oaks also gives its humanguests
a
place
to
relax, picnic, stroll,
view
wildlife
or introduce young hikers
to the
outdoors.

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