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    New Refuge CCP Completed!

    The refuge has completed it's Comprehensive Conservation Plan, a document that will guide the refuge for the next 15 years.

    Comprehensive Conservation Plan September 2013

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    Explore the Condor Cave

    Witness the every day life of a condor chick - from inside the nest! Visit our new Facebook page to see all the clips.

    The Condor Cave

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    California Condor 5-Year Review

    Latest 5-year review on the endangered species, completed in June 2013.

    California Condor 5-Year Review

California Condors at Bitter Creek NWR

California Condors on Bitter Creek NWR

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Bitter Creek NWR is an important part of the recovery of the California condor because it serves as the main release site for the Southern California population.

California Condors at Bitter Creek

About the Complex

Hopper Mountain NWR Complex

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The Complex manages four National Wildlife Refuges, and is headquartered in Ventura, California.

Bitter Creek is managed as part of the Hopper Mountain NWR Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Mar 17, 2015
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