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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.
Message from the President

In my continuing effort to keep everyone informed regarding our activities, I submit to you the following. Board members have been diligently striving towards our common goal. We have recently met with the BLM and have identified the required property lines for the new fence construction. The new fence will allow us to have cattle returned for grazing only on the Hot Springs Valley Preserve. (not BLM land) A new lease agreement has been signed with a local rancher, so the cattle will be returning soon. New access gate locations have been identified and the required county permit obtained. Work on the new pond at the Bob Powers Gateway Preserve has progressed. The level control equipment has been installed and the second pond is now ready for final inspection. You may recall the early rain last year prevented the heavy equipment from accessing the location. We have once again renewed our efforts promoting the anticipated new visitor center on the Bob Powers Gateway Preserve. We remain optimistic regarding this community asset. We have submitted to several grant opportunities and hopefully will have good news to report soon. 
Bruce Vegter
President, KRVHF

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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