Donate Index Calendar Nature Land Protection Stewardship Newsroom Contact


Conservation Opportunities

"Audubon Kern River Preserve - Creating a Culture of Conservation in Rural California."


The first and foremost goal of Audubon California's Kern River Preserve is restoration of the riparian forest along the South Fork of the Kern River. Volunteers are the core of this effort. Reed Tollefson, the manager of the preserve relies on volunteers to help with donations, planning, design, and implementation of these restoration efforts. E-mail to find out how to help.

Volunteer Workdays

KRP - General Workdays

Call regarding volunteer projects. Volunteers should be at KRP HQ at 8:00 am ready to work. Be self-contained, bring food and drink to sustain yourself during outdoor work. Wear layered clothes for mountain weather - cold to hot with sun and wind thrown in for good measure. Bring gloves, work boots or shoes, hat and sunscreen.

Toss your binoculars and a maybe a camera in your pack as we always take some time to look about and enjoy the preserve. Camping at KRP HQ available for volunteers. Please let us know if you are planning to come - make sure you talk with Sean Rowe about projects needing to be done. He can be reached at (321) 863-5709 or via E-mail.

Invasive Species Information

Reed Tollefson by 7 year old restoration site 1993

photo courtesy Sean Rowe

Beaver Snacks: trees planted on Prince Field in 1989.

photo courtesy Reed Tollefson 1999

Aerial Photo Prince Pond Restoration Site

Aerial Photo Prince Pond Restoration Site 1995

photo courtesy Reed Tollefson

Aerial Photo Kern River Preserve Revegetation Site 1995

photo courtesy Reed Tollefson

Palmer Restoration site

Palmer Restoration Site 1990

photo courtesy KRP Archive

The Kern River Preserve/South Fork Kern River is one of four "Flagship Projects" of the California Riparian Habitat Joint Venture.

About Audubon Kern River Preserve

The Kern River Preserve is managed by Audubon California for the preservation of one of California’s largest contiguous cottonwood-willow riparian forests and the wildlife it supports.

Audubon Kern River Preserve supporters provide financial and volunteer support for Preserve outreach, education, wildlife habitat protection & stewardship.

Since 1905 Audubon has been protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Our national network of community-based nature centers and chapters, scientific and educational programs, and advocacy on behalf of areas sustaining important bird populations, engage millions of people of all ages and backgrounds in positive conservation experiences.

Return to the previous web page

Home Page | Site Map | About KRP | Education | KRP Supporters | Support KRP | Contact Us

Restoration News | Habitat Restoration | Restoration Resources | Important Bird Areas | Volunteer Workdays

Kern River PreserveP.O. Box 1662 18747 Hwy. 178 • Weldon, CA 93283 E-mail
Copyright 1998-2013 by Audubon California | National Audubon. All rights reserved.

This site was created on October 21, 1998. Please Email to make comments or offer suggestions.