Oak Hill Lane

/Oak Hill Lane

Oak Hill Lane

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Acreage

40 acres 

Watershed

Marsh Creek 

Vegetation habitats

Oak woodland with blue oak, gray pine, bay trees and a locally rare combination of California juniper and narrow leaf golden bush; and, two small sections of chaparral covered with chamise.

Ownership

Protected since 2010 by Save Mount Diablo 

Description

Oak Hill is located on Oak Hill Lane, a private road off Morgan Territory Road. The property is at the top of a large blue-oak wooded knoll, on what used to be the actual slopes of North Peak – before Perkins Creek cut a fracture and divided the two areas. On the northern slope of Mount Diablo’s North Peak, Oak Hill climbs from 960 to 1,240 feet in elevation allowing for forty acres of spectacular views in all directions.  Oak Hill is close to Wright Canyon and Viera-North Peak properties and, when fully restored, will improve wildlife movement in the Marsh Creek-Morgan Territory area. 

Oak Hill LaneOn the northern slope of Mount Diablo’s North Peak, Oak Hill climbs from 960 to 1,240 feet in elevation allowing for forty acres of spectacular views in all directions. Acquired in December 2010, Oak Hill is one of Save Mount Diablo’s newest properties. It possesses resources including grassland, chaparral, blue and live oak woodlands, riparian vegetation, and the unique blue oak/narrowleaf goldenbush-California juniper association (which is locally rare).

Oak Hill is currently being evaluated and could support a high degree of biodiversity, including many rare species such as the Mount Diablo Fairy Lantern (Calochortus pulchellus), Mount Diablo Sunflower (Helianthella castanea), threatened Alameda whipsnake (Masticophis lateralis), threatened California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii), and Cooper’s hawk (Accipiter cooperii), a California Species of Special Concern.

The parcel is close to our Wright Canyon and Viera-North Peak properties. Near Mount Diablo State Park, once Oak Hill is restored it will fill a critical gap area between protected lands and improve species movement in the Marsh Creek-Morgan Territory area.

Save Mount Diablo’s properties are closed to the public except by guided tour.

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