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1910 photo

This 1910 photo shows the  riparian forest that lined both sides of the 
wide,  free-flowing Kern River.  The Carrier Canal (historically known as the Kern Island Canal)  is visible  on the bottom left.  The image would have been taken from  the Panorama Bluffs, looking northward.  A portion of the young Kern Oil Field can be seen reaching toward the horizon.

In decades to come, land in this photo would become a mix of agricultural, dairy, cattle grazing or feed lot, and expanded oil production.

Today it is part of the Panorama Vista Nature Preserve. 


BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Carolyn Belli     President
Andy Honig      Vice-President
Dona Schilling  Treasurer
Tom Fallgatter  Secretary
Mic Hall           Member at Large

Other          
Joe Belli -- Preserve Manager

Sasha Honig -- Webmaster
Kathi Parks -Education Outreach
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'FIELD AND 'DALE RUN '19

Grants do not cover day to day routine expenses of drip line repair, weeding invasive plants such as tumbleweed, equipment repair or replacement, and, unfortuneately, litter pickup. 

Five years ago, local runner Mic Hall and his wife Kay began a run to help the Preserve offset some of these ordinary expenses.  It takes place on the Preserve in March.   In 2019, it will be on March 9.  Further details will appear on this website, but in the meantime, MARK YOUR CALENDARS. 


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Click here for Signup Information .


The Panorama Vista Preserve is 930 acres is located on both sides of the Kern River.  Through its revegetation projects, it is being restored to a semblance of its 1910 appearance.   It is set aside as a nature preserve which will never be developed for housing or commercial purposes.
 
The land owner is the Kern River Corridor Endowment and Holding Co.  (KRCE), a non-profit 501 c (3) entity.  

KRCE's Board of Directors are unpaid volunteers.   The Preserve has received a series of local, state,  federal  and corporate grants which has enabled the planting of  thousands of trees, shrubs, and other vegetation.    All are California Native plants and as such are drought resistant;  they are watered by drip for about 3 years after planting.    Native vegetation supports native wildlife such as bobcats,  ducks, geese, seed-eating birds, owls and other raptors, and invertebrates. 
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The Kern River Corridor Endowment is dedicated to
  1)  improving wildlife habitat along the Kern River

 through restoration of its riparian forest and associated grasslands;

  2) providing educational and research opportunities.   To that end, KRCE has hosted twice-yearly science day camps for local school children.  

3)  providing low-impact recreational opportunities for our community such as walking, running, bicycling, and horseback riding.    Motorcycles, overnight camping, campfires,  etc. are not permitted. 

CONTACT US
*Preserve Information Call 872-3569 or 319- 5805 or email

 

*Education outreach call 366-2744 or 204-2550 or email

                                                         



Facebook Pages:
Panorama Vista Preserve  (the official Facebook page)
Field and Dale Run


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Preserve boundaries run from near Manor Drive to Gordon's Ferry (west to east) and the Beardsley Canal and to the top of the Panorama Bluffs (north to South).   Preserve 
may be accessed from the red points indicated on the map (right)

The simplest access is via the large PARK AND  WALK LOT at  the end of Roberts Lane Extension.   Drive east on Roberts Extension until you reach a large parking lot on your left about 1/4 mile from the Manor Drive-Roberts Lane interchange,  so  you must walk or ride your bicycle or horse from this point.  unauthorized  vehicles are not  allowed. 




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ABOUT

EVENTS

HISTORY BEFORE 1995
DONATE

MEMORIAL EVENTS GROVE

 
PHOTOBLOG
or see our Facebook page
PLANTS AND ANIMALS
seen on the Preserve

THE REVEGETATION PROCESS

VOLUNTEER and
EDUCATIONAL
OPPORTUNITIES
  

Updated Jan. 6, 2019