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     Chaparral is typical areas with winter rainy seasons followed by summer drought. Typical plants are scrub oak, manzanita, and other plants adapted to dry conditions. Skunks, mice, deer, and a variety of reptiles and birds occur in the chaparral biome.



We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.

~Aldo Leopold