False Klamath Cove | MARINe

False Klamath Cove

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False Klamath Cove is located in the North Coast region of California, within Redwood National and State Parks. This site is located in an Area of Special Biological Significance (Redwood National Park ASBS) and is part of the Yurok Tribal Territory. This site is easily accessible from Highway 101 and receives moderate visitation from tidepoolers and fishers. This moderately sloping site consists of extremely uneven terrain, containing many deep cracks and folds.

False Klamath Cove long-term monitoring overview

False Klamath Cove is dominated by a mixture of consolidated bedrock, boulder fields, and cobble beach, and the area surrounding the site is comprised of a mixture of consolidated bedrock, boulder fields, and sandy beach. This site is a peninsula and consists of a boulder field with some bedrock. The primary coastal orientation of this site is west.

False Klamath Cove biodiversity overview

Long-Term Monitoring Surveys at False Klamath Cove were established in 2004, and are done by University of California Santa Cruz and Redwood National and State Park. Long-Term MARINe surveys currently target the following species: Chthamalus/Balanus (Acorn Barnacles), Mytilus (California Mussel), Fucus (Northern Rockweed), Pelvetiopsis (Dwarf Rockweed), Endocladia (Turfweed) and Pisaster (Ochre Star). In addition, motile invertebrates, mussel size structure, and water temperature are monitored at this site. Click here to view Long-Term trends at this site.

Biodiversity Surveys were done in 2014, 2017, 2018, 2020, and 2021. The Biodiversity Survey grid encompasses two sections that are approximately 12 meters (along shore) x 10 meters (seaward), and 15 meters (along shore) x 20 meters (seaward). Click here to view Biodiversity Survey findings at this site.

For more information about False Klamath Cove, please contact Terry Hines (Terry_hines@nps.gov).