Colorful dudleya grows among the grasses of the coastline's bluffs.
In an effort to survey wildlife in the area, Brian Barandon checks for critters beneath one of four plywood squares he's placed randomly around the new state parks land. At left is Ranger Leander Tamoria.
Environmental scientist Brian Barandon walks the tidal zone in the now public property between the town of San Simeon and William Randolph Hearst State Beach to the north. Jayson Mellom
Seals lounge on rocks off the coast of the Junge Ranch portion of the Hearst Ranch coast, south of San Simeon. Jayson Mellom