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Semitropic Ecological Reserve

Description

The Semitropic Ecological Reserve is approximately 14,900 acres. Vegetative communities are primarily non-native grassland, shadscale scrub, and alkali sink scrub. Numerous sensitive species are known to inhabit Northern Semitropic Ridge.

The property was designated as an ecological reserve by the Fish and Game Commission in 2007. It is comprised of several parcels that were acquired as mitigation for the loss of habitat of threatened and endangered species in the San Joaquin Valley. This mitigation was required for permits issued under the Federal Endangered Species Act and the California Endangered Species Act, associated with the Metropolitan Bakersfield Habitat Conservation Plan. The property is managed passively as natural lands, though past use includes grazing of livestock.

For more information, call the Central Region Fresno office at (559) 243-4005 x151.


Recreational Opportunities

Wildlife Viewing

Activities: wildlife viewing

NOTE: Visitors are responsible for knowing and complying with all regulations pertaining to the use of Department lands.

Please refer to the Public Uses on State and Federal Lands section of the link opens in new windowWaterfowl, Upland Game, and Public Use Regulations (PDF) booklet for both statewide and property-specific regulations. A searchable Property-specific regulations table is also available online.


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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Location

Central Region (Region 4)

Kern County

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