Three Sisters Reserve

Three ridges covered by native grasslands and cacti

Preserve Stories:
Four-Legged Restoration Experts

Restoration work commenced with an innovative weed removal project using 250 goats at Three Sisters Reserve. The goats grazed 21 acres for three weeks, successfully removing non-native plants and the previous year's thatch. This was the first step in a multi-year restoration project that included the installation of temporary irrigation and the planting of 8,000 coastal sage scrub and grassland native plants.

Palos Verdes Peninsula goats

This 99-acre parcel spread on a rolling hillside has spectacular ocean views and wonderful hiking trails that can be accessed from the end of Ocean Terrace Drive. It is home to several rare wildflower and bird species and the location of a 21-acre habitat restoration project initiated in 2009.

Location:
Click for Google MapThe main entrance is at the end of Ocean Terrace Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Parking:
Parking is available on city and residential streets

Three Sisters Reserve Mourning Dove Nest

 

Downloadable PDFs:

pdfPreserve Rules [PDF:483KB]

pdfThree Sisters Reserve Trails Map [PDF: 483KB]

pdfThree Sisters Restoration Plan [PDF: 8.29MB]

pdfMcCarrells Canyon Restoration Plan [PDF: 4.38MB]

pdfPalos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Map (Natural Open Space Preserves on the Palos Verdes Peninsula) [PDF:4.5MB]