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Click here for Biodiversity Survey findings

Forney is located in the Northern Channel Islands, within the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, on Santa Cruz Island, California. This site is located in an Area of Special Biological Significance (San Miguel, Santa Rosa, and Santa Cruz Islands ASBS) and is near the Santa Cruz Island Fraser Point Mussel Watch site. This moderately sloping site consists of moderately uneven terrain, containing few cracks and folds.

Forney biodiversity survey overview

Forney is dominated by consolidated bedrock and boulder fields, and the area surrounding the site is comprised of a mixture of consolidated bedrock, boulder fields, and sand. The primary coastal orientation of this site is east/southeast.

Forney long-term monitoring overview

Biodiversity Surveys were done by University of California Santa Cruz in 2002. The Biodiversity Survey grid encompasses one section that is approximately 29.3 meters (along shore) x 25 meters (seaward). Click here to view Biodiversity Survey findings at this site.

For more information about Forney, please contact Pete Raimondi.

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