The Lokern Ecological Reserve is approximately 3,100 acres of marsh, valley sink scrub, and valley saltbush scrub habitat. Vegetation in the marsh habitat includes tule, cattail and other common marsh species. Animal species include frogs, snakes, turtles, shorebirds, ducks, geese, herons, blackbirds, shrews, raccoons, voles, and tule elk. Typical native plant species in valley sink scrub are iodine bush and seepweed, with the understory dominated by non-native species. Toads, raptors, larks, weasels, and more can be found in this habitat.
For more information, call the Central Region Fresno office Conservation Building at (559) 243-4014.