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HISTORY BEFORE 1995

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PLANTS AND ANIMALS
seen on the Preserve

REVEGETATION
What the land looked like before Panorama Vista Preserve and restoration work now in progress

VOLUNTEER and EDUCATIONAL
OPPORTUNITIES

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To improve  wildlife habitat along the river
 To provide educational opportunities for local children and researchers.
  
To 7 provide low impact recreational opportunities not harmful to the wildlife habitat .

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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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Contacts:
Website  email
Preserve Information Call 872-3569 or
                319-5805 or email
Education outreach call 366-2744 or 204-2550 or email


The Panorama Vista Preserve  is located on both sides of the Kern River bounded by north Bakersfield on one side and Oildale, California. on the other.  Even in drought, the river flows gently into the preserve and provides valuable habitat for birds and other wildlife.    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.
       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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Panorama Vista logo, designed by Chalita Brossett Robinson, BC Art Professor, ca. 1997.




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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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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.



UPCOMING EVENT
The first 'FIELD and 'DALE RUN was held last year with great success and it will be repeated this year.  Come join the fun!  Proceeds will benefit the Preserve.
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For Updates, check Bakersfield Track Club Events page, the Field and Dale Run page on Facebook, or the Events page on this website.





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Updated Feb. 2, 2016

Sasha Honig, Webmaster



ฉ S. Honig unless otherwise noted.  All photos by S. or A. Honig unless otherwise noted.                  Sasha Honig, Webmaster