Point Loma Peninsula is a four-mile long mosaic of development and sensitive natural areas unique in Southern California because of their climate and geology. Many of the peninsula’s natural communities remain intact because of limited development and public access at the U.S. Navy facility, the largest land holding on Point Loma.
With a growing scarcity of native coastal habitat, protection of Point Loma Peninsula is critical to maintaining healthy populations of native species, especially those that are vulnerable to non-native competition and predators. Balancing further development and use with habitat conservation is a particular challenge. To achieve this objective, landowners on the peninsula, including federal and local government agencies, joined together to protect and sustain sensitive habitat.