Kern National Wildlife Refuge

Kern National Wildlife Refuge

Address:PO Box 670
Delano, CA 93216

Phone:661-725-2767
Web: natureali.org/KNWR.htm
Established: 1960.
Location:18 miles west of Delano, in south-central California.
Facilities:Visitor contact station, auto tour route.
Activities:Hunting, wildlife observation.
Special Features:Refuge provides suitable habitat for several endagered species and preserves a remnant example of the historic valley uplands in the San Joaquin Desert.
Habitats: 11,249 acres which include natural valley grasslands and developed marsh.
Access: Open daily, from dawn to dusk.
Wild life: Migratory wildfowl and shorebirds, as well as endangered Buena Vista Lake shrew, San Joaquin kit fox, and the blunt-nosed leopard lizard..

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My 12-year-old son Joshua and I didn't have a reservation to hunt California's Kern National Wildlife Refuge, but we wanted to take advantage of Thanksgiving break.
With scientific surveys unearthing fewer than 30 of these animals at only four locations--the former Kern Lake Preserve, Cole Levee Ecological Preserve, the Kern Fan recharge area and our own Kern National Wildlife Refuge complex--we believe the species is perilously close to extinction.

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