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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

PLEASE NOTE: For information on public use regulations for this area and other Department lands, refer to the link opens in new windowCDFW Public Lands Regulations. All visitors are responsible for knowing and following these regulations.

Activities: wildlife viewing

Last update : 2/15/2017 4:11:45 PM

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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