The San Andreas Fault parallels the eastern border of the park and separates the North American and Pacific Tectonic Plates. Due to the variety of habitat and uniqueness of the geology, 490 species of birds have been spotted here, eighty species of mammals, eighty-five species of fish, twenty-nine species of reptiles and amphibians, and thousands of aquatic and terrestrial invertebrate species.
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Alice Eastwood at Bear Valley Ranch, 1906
Alice Eastwood stands in a surface rupture at the W Ranch shortly after the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. Credit: Point Reyes National Seashore Archives #016980.
Blue posts now mark the location of 1906 Earthquake's surface rupture. (2019) Credit: NPS Photo / Ted Barone.
The W Ranch Hay Barn, 1906
The W Ranch's hay barn and the fences around it were damaged as a result of the earthquake. Credit: Point Reyes National Seashore Archives #927817.
The W Ranch's hay barn in Bear Valley is now called the Red Barn. It houses the National Seashore Archives and class/meeting rooms. (2019) Credit: NPS Photo / Ted Barone.
Levee Road after the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906
Credit: Point Reyes National Seashore Archives #00670.
Credit: NPS / Ted Barone.
Last updated: February 29, 2020