Sky Valley Ecological Reserve


The Sky Valley Ecological Reserve is an approximately 1,700 acre property that connects Joshua Tree National Park and the Coachella Valley Ecological Reserve. Species using this wildlife corridor include the desert bighorn sheep, bobcat, kit fox and coyote. The elevation gradient between these constitutes one of the few remaining areas in the valley where an unimpeded elevation transect exists. As climate changes over time, the availability of this area may be vital for species to adjust to climate-induced shifts in habitat.

The property was acquired to provide the wildlife corridor, but also provides habitat for desert tortoise and is an essential sand transport area for the Coachella Valley Ecological Reserve. It was designated as an ecological reserve by the Fish and Game Commission in 2007.

For more information, call the Inland Deserts Region Ontario office at (909) 484-0167.

Recreational Opportunities

Wildlife Viewing

Activities: wildlife viewing

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

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

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Inland Deserts Region (Region 6)

Riverside County

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