Descanso Junction

Hermes copper butterfly

SDG&E helped the U.S. Forest Service acquire and incorporate the 66-acre Descanso Junction property into the Cleveland National Forest. Bordering Highway 79 on the western slope of Guatay Mountain, the area protects part of the Sweetwater River watershed, the largest of the three local watersheds. It is characterized by rare, native oak species and wildflowers. It is also an ideal habitat for the imperiled Hermes copper butterfly.

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