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Latest news: $825,000 raised to-date!
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Welcome to the Kern River Valley Heritage Foundation  website.

We invite you to share our passion for the beautiful and historic Kern River Valley. In the following pages we will show you the projects we are working on. These are the Bob Powers Gateway Preserve, the Hot Springs Valley  Wetlands and other existing and planned projects desribed in the Project page.


Kern River Valley Heritage Foundation Awarded Cal Fire Grant

Cal Fire has awarded a grant to the Kern River Valley Heritage Foundation. The funds will be used to purchase a walk-behind brush mower and a tractor with implements. These resources will be used mitigate fire hazards on both the Bob Powers Preserve and the Hot Springs Valley Wetlands Preserve located in Lake Isabella. KRVHF currently has responsibility of over 200 acres near the center of Lake Isabella that includes twenty-four neighboring homes located on the southern property line. While the Heritage Foundation is using managed grazing using 100 head of cattle on the Hot Springs Valley Wetlands Preserve, no cattle are allowed on the Bob Powers Preserve. Even a casual observation of the two projects reveals the difference the cattle have made. The new equipment will allow the Heritage Foundation volunteers to do a better and safer job of removing fire hazards and maintaining required fire breaks. The new equipment is expected to be on hand by the end of 2018. Until then, the tasks will be accomplished using the equipment that is on loan to the Heritage Foundation by a community member.
Alkali Mariposa Lily                                                          Scovern Hot Springs  Outflow                                                                                                  Seed Collection    
Photos  taken by McCormick Biological (left) and  Bob Barnes (center and right )

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