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Launcher Beach

Click here for Biodiversity Survey findings

Launcher Beach is located in the North Coast region of California. This site is located in an Area of Special Biological Significance (Trinidad Head ASBS) and is near the Flint Rock Head Mussel Watch site. This site is part of the Trinidad Rancheria and Yurok Tribal Territory, and receives relatively high visitation due to easy access and being near the Trinidad boat launch. This moderately sloping site consists of extremely uneven terrain, containing many deep cracks and folds.

Launcher Beach long-term monitoring overview

Launcher Beach is dominated by a mixture of boulder fields, cobble, and sandy beach, and the area surrounding the site is comprised of a mixture of boulder fields, cobble beach, and sandy beach. The primary coastal orientation of this site is southwest.

Launcher Beach biodiversity overview

Biodiversity Surveys were done by University of California Santa Cruz in 2014 and 2018. The Biodiversity Survey grid encompasses one section that is approximately 20 meters (along shore) x 15 meters (seaward). Click here to view Biodiversity Survey findings at this site.

For more information about Launcher Beach, please contact Pete Raimondi.

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