A Parade of Grasses

The early visitors and settlers of the San Francisco Bay Area greatly impacted the flora and fauna of the region. View this segment to learn

  • about the impact Spanish, Russian, and American fur traders had on the sea otter population.
  • how native perennial grasses were replaced by exotic annual grasses.
  • about the role livestock played in changing the native landscape.

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