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Audubon Kern Valley Restoration Projects

Colt Pasture

Three efforts at replanting the Colt Pasture in 1993, 1998 and 2003 have yielded very different results. Overall around 50-acres have been planted with native grasses, Fremont Cottonwood, mulefat, wild rose, 4-winged saltbush, rubber rabbitbrush, and great basin sagebrush. The sites were planted by staff and volunteers of TNC and then Audubon.

This site is now one of the most important and protected sites for the rare San Emigdio Blue butterfly. It is also home to breeding Summer Tanagers. Turkey Vultures love to roost in the trees of this planting site. If you look at a Google Earth map you can see the letters KRP spelled out in Mule Fat.

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.

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