Los Vaqueros is home to all kinds of animals, and for most of the year sheep and cattle. The grazing animals are brought into the watershed to chew up the grass not only for fire protection in the summer, but to keep the grass growth down for the protection of the Kit Fox habitat.
The sheep are also allowed to graze on Walnut Boulevard (another reason to watch your speed when driving within the watershed) to eat grass and weeds that grow through the asphalt. The sheep can be put in precise locations, more so than with cattle which also graze in the watershed.
Sheep are picky eaters. They prefer to eat annual grasses, and leave alone the native grass that CCWD is trying to encourage to return to the area.