The Many Wildflowers in Mount Diablo’s Missing Mile
Diablo is an oasis of nature in the urban East Bay. However, the mountain we have grown to love is very different from the mountain centuries ago. Development, cattle grazing, and homesteading have altered the mountain’s terrain and wildlife. Many non-native life species, such as the pesky barbed goat grass, thrive on Mount Diablo.
Among the mountain’s many phases and changes, there is a window offering a glimpse of the natural flora of Mount Diablo. On the northern slopes of Mount Diablo’s North Peak, in the “Missing Mile,” is the land owned by the Concord Mt. Diablo Trail Ride Association. Throughout the decades, they have been excellent stewards of their land.
Right now, Save Mount Diablo is working to raise about $1 million to protect 154 critical open space acres owned and stewarded by the Concord Mt. Diablo Trail Ride Association (CMDTRA) through our Forever Wild Campaign. We’re getting closer to the finish line every day!