Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge

Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge

Address:c/o Hopper Mountain NWR
PO Box 5839
Ventura, CA 93005

Phone:805-644-5185
Fax:805-644-1732
Web: www.fws.gov/hoppermountain/Bitterck
Established: 1985.
Location:40 miles southwest of Bakersfield, California, near Maricopa.
Facilities:Auto tour route.
Special Features:Refuge is one of the centers for research aimed at assisting the recovery of the California condor.
Habitats: 14,094 acres consisting primarily of bushlands and grasslands with a small area of juniper and scrub oak.
Access: The refuge is closed to visitors except from a county road that bisects the refuge.
Wild life: Traditional feeding and roosting habitat for the California condor. Also provides habitat for the San Joaquin kit fox, golden eagle, and the endangered blunt-nosed leopard lizard

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A male referred to as Adult Condor 9 was released back into the wild in 2002 and lives around the Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge about 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles, she said.
245, trapped at Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge in Kern County, had a blood-lead level more than 500 times what veterinarians consider safe.
Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge The decision document for an addition to Bitter Creek NWR was approved on December 28, 1998.