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Peninsular Ranges Ecological Reserve


The Peninsular Ranges Ecological Reserve includes approximately 3,300 acres of foothills, “canyon mouths”, and alluvial fan lands. It has habitat for sensitive species including bighorn sheep and desert tortoise, and there is also potential habitat for several sensitive bat species. Other species that inhabit the area include mountain lion, mule deer, golden eagle, and prairie falcon.

The acquisition allows for the protection of the peninsular bighorn sheep in the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains. In addition, this acquisition helps implement the Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan and Natural Community Conservation Plan for the Coachella Valley. The property was designated as an ecological reserve by the Fish and Game Commission in 2007.

For more information, call the Inland Deserts Region Bishop office at (760) 872-1171.

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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Inland Deserts Region (Region 6)

Riverside County

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