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Point Saint George

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Point Saint George is located in the North Coast region of California and is part of the Smith River Rancheria. This site is near the Point Saint George Mussel Watch site. This site is located on the northern end of Crescent City and is easily accessible from the parking lot at Point St. George. It receives moderate visitation from school groups and tidepoolers. This gently sloping site consists of moderately uneven terrain, containing few cracks and folds.

Point Saint George long-term monitoring overview

Point Saint George 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. The primary coastal orientation of this site is west.

Long-Term Monitoring Surveys at Point Saint George were established in 2014, and are done by Humboldt State University. Long-Term MARINe surveys currently target the following species: Mytilus (California Mussel), Phyllospadix (Surfgrass), and Pisaster (Ochre Star). In addition, motile invertebrates and mussel size structure are monitored at this site.

Point Saint George biodiversity overview

Biodiversity Surveys were done by University of California Santa Cruz in 2014. The Biodiversity Survey grid encompasses one section that is approximately 29 meters (along shore) x 50 meters (seaward). Click here to view Biodiversity Survey findings at this site.

For more information about Point Saint George, please contact Pete Raimondi.

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