Research is a critical component of the Kern
River Preserve. Since its inception, the preserve has hosted
researchers from all over the globe.
Reed Tollefson is an expert in
Bob Barnes has been researching the
economic impacts of tourism and development.
Cohen began a study of Goldfinches in 2004.
Ken Davenport has been studying the
butterflies of the Kern River watershed.
Terri Gallion continues her study of
Turkey Vulture migration, Summer Tanagers, dragonflies, and the
vocalizations of California birds.
Murrelet Halterman has her doctorate in the study of the Western
Donald Mitchell of University of
Minnesota has been studying the phenomenon of hummingbird
Kelly Richers has been cataloguing the
moths of the Kern River Watershed.
Sheehey has been systematically photographing and cataloguing the
natural history of Kern County.
Mary Whitfield, through the Southern
Sierra Research Station has worked tirelessly studying the habits
and habitat for the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher.
Each spring and summer a MAPS banding station is
operated on the preserve.
winters a MAWS banding station is operated on the preserve.
Many other research projects are
conducted throughout the year by many scientists.
And of course the longest running
citizen science research project, the annual Kern Valley Christmas
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