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Sky Valley Ecological Reserve


The Sky Valley Ecological Reserve is an approximately 1,700 acre property that connects Joshua Tree National Park and the Coachella Valley Ecological Reserve. Species using this wildlife corridor include the desert bighorn sheep, bobcat, kit fox and coyote. The elevation gradient between these constitutes one of the few remaining areas in the valley where an unimpeded elevation transect exists. As climate changes over time, the availability of this area may be vital for species to adjust to climate-induced shifts in habitat.

The property was acquired to provide the wildlife corridor, but also provides habitat for desert tortoise and is an essential sand transport area for the Coachella Valley Ecological Reserve. It 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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