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HISTORY BEFORE 1995
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PLANTS AND ANIMALS
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THE REVEGETATION PROCESS

VOLUNTEER and
EDUCATIONAL
OPPORTUNITIES




BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 

Carolyn Belli -- President
Andy Honig -- Vice-President
Tom Fallgatter -- Secretary
Dona Schilling -- Treasurer
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Julie Rentner -- Ecologist/Advisor
Joe Belli -- Preserve Manager
Sasha Honig -- Webmaster
Kathi Parks -Education Outreach




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Panorama Vista logo, designed by
Chalita Brossett Robinson, BC Art
 Professor, ca. 1997.



The Panorama Vista Preserve  is located on both sides of the Kern River.  Through its revegetation projects, it is increasingly an oasis  where people may come to enjoy a bit of tranquility.   Here they may escape urban hub-bub and enjoy sounds and sights of nature.  

Oildale is to the west and Gordons Ferry to the east, the Beardsley Canal and oil fields to the north,  and the historic Panorama Bluffs to the south. 

The Preserve It is private land held in trust for the public;  its owner is the Kern River Corridor Endowment and Holding Co.  (KRCE), a non-profit 501 (3) c entity;  its Board of Directors are unpaid volunteers.  It is open to the public for gentle use and is in this way a gift to the comunity. 

Its objectives are:


>To improve  wildlife habitat along the river through revegetation with native plant species. 
>To  provide low impact recreational opportunities not harmful to the wildlife habitat
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>To provide educational opportunities for local children and researchers




CONTACTS:

*Website  email
 
*Preserve Information Call 872-3569 or 319- 5805 or email
 
*Education outreach call 366-2744 or 204-2550 or email
The Preserve  may be accessed from the red points indicated on the map (right)

PARK AND WALK LOT  (west side)  Drive east on Roberts Extension until you reach a large parking lot on the north side of the road.  There is a locked gate across the road and you must walk or ride your bicycle or horse from this point.  The parking lot is large enough to accomodate horse trailers.

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Panoramic photograph from 1910.  The Kern Island Canal (now called the Carrier Canal) is at the far left of the photo;  the Panorama Bluffs are not in the picture but would be just above the canal.  The river is seen toward the middle, thickly fringed with vegetation.  The Kern River Oil Field is beyond the river.

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Since PVP is a nature sanctuary, visitors need to be aware that there are certain restrictions  on its use:

Restrictions
    • Dogs must be on leash or within voice command of their owners.
    • No hunting, but fishing is allowed.
    • Only authorized vehicles may drive on the property.
    • For safety of their riders, horses have the right of way. Runners, walkers, and bicyclists must step aside and quietly let riders go by. 
    • If you see   motorcycles, aggressive dogs,  or people behaving inappropriately, please report to the  Animal Control, Bakersfield Police (if on south side of the river), or Kern County Sheriff (in on the north side.) 
    • Please do not litter.  This is not a public park maintained by county or city employees to pick up your garbage.
    • Use is at your own risk.

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                              12, 2016     

In March 2016, this handsome bald eagle made a stopover on the Preserve.  It originated on Santa Rosa Island and was probably going east.   Its visit emphasizes that the Preserve is an important corridor on the Pacific Flyway. 

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IN APPRECIATION
The Board of Directors  would like to thank the corporations, local schools, teachers and  citizens' groups  local, state, and federal organizations, programs and agencies for their support:








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Updated May 19, 2016
ฉ S. Honig unless otherwise noted.  All photos by S. or A. Honig unless otherwise noted.                  Sasha Honig, Webmaster