The Butler Slough Ecological Reserve is 54 acres of riparian and wetland habitat, some of which is reclaimed prune orchard. Antelope Creek borders the property to the east, and Butler Slough borders on the west. Remnants of once extensive valley oak riparian forest are found on the Reserve, surrounded by open grasslands. Natural restoration of the valley oak forest is evident.
Species dependent upon riparian forests, and which may be seen here include valley elderberry longhorn beetles, bald eagles, peregrine falcon, Cooper's hawk, osprey, flycatchers, river otters, foxes, bobcats, ringtails, and brush rabbits.
For more information, call the Northern Region Redding office at (530) 225-2300.