Can I bring my dog on programs?

To protect sensitive habitats and wildlife, dogs are not permitted during Irvine Ranch Conservancy-led activities.

Additionally, dogs are not permitted in OC Parks’ Irvine Ranch Open Space Preserve, in the City of Newport Beach’s Buck Gully Reserve, nor in the City of Irvine’s Open Space Preserve, except for leashed dogs on the Quail Hill Loop Trail. For other program operators’ regulations, please contact the appropriate agency as listed in the activity description.

Protects you and your dog from: 

  • Poison oak
  • Venomous Snakes
  • Ticks and Lyme disease
  • Harming open space

Protects wildlife from:

  • Starvation – wildlife avoid areas frequented by other predators such as dogs.
  • Territory disruption – domestic dog scent harms coyote and bobcat territories.
  • Nest abandonment – birds frightened by dogs can leave their nests, endangering their young.

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