More than 150 canyons can be found in the urban areas of San Diego County. A canyon habitat might be a mixture of coastal sage scrub and chaparral, or a creekbed with water-dependent plants, or even a sycamore grove.
Despite extensive real
estate development in southern California, natural habitat still exists. Canyons
and other undeveloped areas are known as wildlife corridors—passageways that
enable animals to move between larger pieces of wilderness.