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Organizations devoted to the natural resources of the Kern River Valley
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  Link   Audubon's Kern River Preserve
Audubon California's Kern River Preserve protects the finest remaining Cottonwood/Willow riparian habitat in California. This 2,894-acre wildlife sanctuary in Weldon is open to the public dawn to dusk, 365 days a year.
  Link   California Association of Resource Conservation Districts
A voluntary association whose primary purpose is to provide a unified means for California Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) to meet major conservation goals.
  Link   California Natural Diversity Database
Inventories the status & locations of rare plants & animals in California. Staff works with partners to maintain current lists of rare species as well as maintain an ever-growing database of GIS-mapped locations for these species.
  Link   Canebrake Ecological Reserve
Canebrake Ecological Reserve has a winding handicapped accessible trail from Joshua tree woodland down to a bridge that crosses Canebrake Creek. One can observe birds and other wildlife along with cattle grazing in a quiet setting.
  Link   Desert Mountain Resource Conservation & Development Council
Desert Mountain RC&D develops partnerships to enhance the Quality of Life & achieve economic growth while protecting the environment. Desert Mountain RC&D's area of interest includes parts of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Inyo, Mono, Tulare and Kern C
  Link   Earth Skills
Since 1978, teaches tracking, wilderness survival & nature awareness to thousands of outdoor lovers, both novice & experienced.
  Link   Friends of the Hatchery
Formed in 1995 to preventing the closure of the Kern River Hatchery. Members freely give their time and financial support to maintain the Hatchery grounds, staff the Fishing and Natural History Museum and host public awareness events at the hatchery.
  Link   Kern River Planting Base (aka Kern River Fish Hatchery)
Located at 14415 Sierra Way just North of Kernville.
  Link   Friends of the Kern River Preserve Newsletter - Volume 12, Issue 1 Spring 2008
Friends of the Kern River Preserve Newsletters are available online in PDF format only.
  Link   Kern River Valley Heritage Foundation
Non-profit. Mission to protect the natural, scenic, agricultural & historic lands of the Kern River Valley through Stewardship, Restoratoin & Education. 1st Project: Bob Powers Gateway Preserve adjacent to the HWY 155 exit on HWY 178, Lake Isabella.
  Link   Nature Ali
Find photos and checklists on wildlife and plants. The purpose of this website is to educate the public and government about the natural resources in Kern County in an attempt to thwart unchecked growth.
  Link   Private Conservation Case Study: The Kern River Preserve
Researched/written by Robert J. Smith. Published in December 1996 by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a non-profit public policy organization dedicated to advancing the principles of free enterprise & limited government.
  Link   Valley Wild
Information on nature tourism and sustainable growth while retaining the rural character of the Kern River Valley is the focus of this website.
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