viernes, 22 de abril de 2016

Sierra de la Laguna and its ranchers

The reserve of the biosphere Sierra de La Laguna is a mountain range located at the southern tip of the Southern Baja California peninsula. It includes the municipalities of Los Cabos and La Paz and comprises an area of 112,437 hectares.

The reserve was declared a protected natural area in 1994 due to its biological significance, the concentration of endemic species and the diversity of flora and fauna.
Sierra de La Laguna is home to the only low elevation deciduous forest on the Peninsula and includes forests of pine and oak.

True pioneers
In addition to its ecological significance, Sierra de La Laguna contains a rich concentration of ranchers. The first ranches were established here in the middle of the 16th and 17th centuries.

Descendants of soldiers and servants who arrived with the colonization projects under the command of the Jesuits, ranchers occupy an important role in Southern California history. They are the living link with the colonial past.

Full article at:Tendencia El Arte de Viajar. (Vol.2), p.34-36.

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