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Buttonwillow Ecological Reserve


Buttonwillow Ecological Reserve is approximately 1,400 acres. A prairie falcon has been observed on the site, as well as black-tailed hares, cottontails and many species of birds including meadowlarks, mourning doves, turkey vultures and red-tailed hawks. Many of the adjacent lands are intensively farmed in alfalfa, cotton, milo or orchard crops.

Acquisition of the property prevented its conversion to agricultural use. The property was designated as an ecological reserve by the Fish and Game Commission in 2000.

For more information, call the Central Region Fresno office Conservation Building at (559) 243-4014.

Recreational Opportunities

Wildlife Viewing

Activities: wildlife viewing

PLEASE NOTE: For information on public use regulations for this area and other Department lands please refer to the link opens in new windowCDFW Public Lands Regulations booklet. Scroll to the Table of Contents. Locate the page number for general regulations for public uses on all Department lands. For additional regulations that apply only to certain properties, check the Table of Contents for sections that refer to additional or property-specific regulations for wildlife areas or ecological reserves. All visitors are responsible for knowing and following the general and property-specific regulations.

Last update : 10/31/2018 9:35:08 AM

Wildlife Branch - Lands Program
1812 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 445-0411

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Central Region (Region 4)

Kern County

Directions: Hwy 58 E of Buttonwillow. N on Brandt Rd. Reserve at intersect of Seventh Standard and Brandt Roads.

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