This year’s annual pre-conference field trip October 18 will be to the very special, one-of-a-kind Wind Wolves Preserve in western Kern County. You will travel by van from Conference headquarters at the Monday Club to this relatively unknown treasure for a day of learning, photographing, and wildlife viewing. At 95,000 acres, Wind Wolves is the largest non-profit preserve on the West Coast. The Wildlands Conservancy, owner and caretaker of Wind Wolves, reintroduced tule elk to the preserve, the southernmost extent of their historic range. The elk herd has grown to more than 200 and the California Department of Fish & Game estimates the preserve can support up to 2,000 of these California natives.
Wind Wolves Preserve staff will escort our party on a drive through the San Emigdio Canyon and beyond to point out and discuss the sights and the wildlife we will encounter along the way. A visit to a Native American rock art site is included. There will be plenty of time to stop, explore and experience the beauty of the area. Lunch in the comfortable preserve Hacienda is included. The tour, with lunch, is $85 if purchased separately or free for Total Immersion Pass holders. For more information or to register, go to our website.