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Palo Verde Ecological Reserve


The Palo Verde Ecological Reserve is an approximately 1,900 acre property. The subject topography is generally flat and has sandbar cottonwood, willow and mesquite riparian habitat along the eastern edge of the river. Prominent species include the southwestern willow flycatcher, yellow-billed cuckoo, Gila woodpecker, Gilder flicker, Yuma clapper rail, California black rail, bonytail chub, razorback sucker and the desert tortoise.

The property was largely active farmland and has been placed into permanent habitat. The purpose of this project is to protect riparian habitat supporting threatened and endangered species, and protect an important linkage from the Colorado River to the Colorado Desert. The property was designated as an ecological reserve by the Fish and Game Commission in 2007.

For more information, call the Blythe field office at (760) 922-9189.

Recreational Opportunities

Wildlife Viewing Bow Hunting Deer Hunting Hunting with Shotguns Quail Hunting Waterfowl Hunting

Activities: wildlife viewing and hunting

Hunting: Deer, rabbits, dove, quail, and waterfowl may be present.

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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Inland Deserts Region (Region 6)

Riverside County

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