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Burnt Hill

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Click here for Biodiversity Survey findings

Burnt Hill is located in Oregon. Access to the site is via an overgrown trail leading to a steep bluff that requires using a rope to descend, thus human visitation is nearly non-existent. This moderately sloping site consists of extremely uneven terrain, containing many deep cracks and folds.

Burnt Hill biodiversity survey overview

Burnt Hill is dominated by consolidated bedrock, and the area surrounding the site is comprised of a mixture of consolidated bedrock, boulders, and sandy beach. The primary coastal orientation of this site is south/southwest.

Burnt Hill long-term monitoring overview

Long-Term Monitoring Surveys at Burnt Hill were established in 2000 and are done by University of California Santa Cruz. Long-Term monitoring surveys currently target the following species: Chthamalus/Balanus (Acorn Barnacles), Mytilus (California Mussel), Pelvetiopsis (Dwarf Rockweed), Endocladia (Turfweed), Phyllospadix (Surfgrass) and Pisaster (Ochre Star). Click here to view Long-Term trends at this site.

Biodiversity Surveys were done by University of California Santa Cruz in 2002, 2006, and 2013. The Biodiversity Survey grid encompasses two sections that are approximately 12 meters (along shore) x 25 meters (seaward), and 15 meters (along shore) x 25 meters (seaward). Click here to view Biodiversity Survey findings at this site.

For more information about Burnt Hill, please contact Pete Raimondi (raimondi@ucsc.edu).