In the dunes at Abbotts Lagoon, the Western snowy plover is nesting, the Tidestrom’s lupine is germinating, and the sand is flowing.

At most other beaches in the Point Reyes National Seashore, the dunes are steep, continuous ridges infested with iceplant and European beachgrass. These invasive plants stabilize the sand, eliminating wildlife habitat and crowding out . . .

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