Palo Verde Ecological Reserve


The Palo Verde Ecological Reserve is an approximately 1,900 acre property. The subject topography is generally flat and has sandbar cottonwood, willow and mesquite riparian habitat along the eastern edge of the river. Prominent species include the southwestern willow flycatcher, yellow-billed cuckoo, Gila woodpecker, Gilder flicker, Yuma clapper rail, California black rail, bonytail chub, razorback sucker and the desert tortoise.

The property was largely active farmland and has been placed into permanent habitat. The purpose of this project is to protect riparian habitat supporting threatened and endangered species, and protect an important linkage from the Colorado River to the Colorado Desert. The property was designated as an ecological reserve by the Fish and Game Commission in 2007.

For more information, call the Blythe field office at (760) 922-9189.

Recreational Opportunities

Wildlife Viewing Bow Hunting Deer Hunting Hunting with Shotguns Quail Hunting Waterfowl Hunting

Activities: wildlife viewing and hunting

Hunting: Deer, rabbits, dove, quail, and waterfowl may be present.

NOTE: Visitors are responsible for knowing and complying with all regulations pertaining to the use of Department lands.

Please refer to the Public Uses on State and Federal Lands section of the Waterfowl, Upland Game, and Public Use Regulations (PDF)Waterfowl, Upland Game, and Public Use Regulations (PDF)(opens in new tab) booklet for both statewide and property-specific regulations.

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Inland Deserts Region (Region 6)

Riverside County

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