|Martin Griffin Preserve|
Audubon Canyon Ranch in 2009
Map of California
|Location||Marin County, California|
|Nearest city||Stinson Beach|
Audubon Canyon is a coastal valley in Marin County, California, United States, which is associated with a small stream. The canyon provides habitat for a variety of animals and plants. Notably, its redwoods provide nesting sites for great blue herons, great egrets, and snowy egrets.
Audubon Canyon Ranch, a private land preservation organization based in the North Bay, has preserved much of the canyon as part of its Martin Griffin Preserve, named after L. Martin Griffin, Jr., an environmentalist who helped save the area in the 1960s. The canyon was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1968. Several local chapters of the National Audubon Society, Marin Audubon Society and Golden Gate Audubon Society of the East Bay and San Francisco, organized to purchase property for the protection of heron and egret nesting sites.
- Golden Gate Biosphere Reserve
- List of watercourses in the San Francisco Bay Area
- Pike County Gulch
- Stinson Gulch
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Audubon Canyon
- "Audubon Canyon Ranch - Bolinas Lagoon Preserve". The San Francisco Chronicle. Archived from the original on May 26, 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-19.
- TopoQuest map, USGS, retrieved July 5, 2008
- "Audubon Canyon Ranch". nps.gov. National Park Service.
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