Naylon Conservation Easement

Special Values: The property consists primarily of open space and significant relatively natural habitat, which encompasses a portion of the narrow migration corridor, as well as winter range habitat, used by mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) of the Round Valley deer herd. The natural habitat on the property includes Great Basin scrub, an important food and cover source for mule deer.

The property includes areas of Water Birch Riparian Scrub which has been designated by the State of California as a rare and threatened natural community type.


Mule deer, bobcat, black bear, mountain lion and other wildlife use this property as habitat. Bird species of local interest include northern goshawk, loggerhead shrike, yellow warbler, and olive sided flycatcher.


The location of the property is also central to the community of Swall Meadows as the scenic views of the open spaces on the property from the both the community, as well as surrounding public lands, are of great importance to the residents and visitors to the region.