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Blue Ridge
National Wildlife Refuge



Tulare County, CA   
E-mail: Dan_Tappe@fws.gov
Phone Number: 805-644-5185
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/blue_ridge/
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  Overview
Blue Ridge National Wildlife Refuge
Blue Ridge National Wildlife Refuge is part of the cooperatively-managed Blue Ridge Wildlife Habitat Area, an 11,000-acre area set aside as an important roosting area located close to historic nesting and foraging habitat for the California condor.

There are three principal private owners and four public owners: the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the USDA Forest Service, and California Department of Fish and Game. This refuge consists of almost 900 acres of coniferous forests dominated by ponderosa pine and incense cedar.


Getting There . . .
Blue Ridge National Wildlife Refuge is administered by the Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex in Ventura, California.

The refuge is located in Tulare County, California, approximately 11 air miles north of the town of Springville. The refuge is closed to public use.


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Wildlife and Habitat

Blue Ridge National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1982 to protect critical habitat for the endangered California condor.

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    Note
This refuge is closed to the public.




Recreation and Education Opportunities
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Management Activities
Due to budgets and staffing, no management program is in place at this time. As the California condor returns to its historic habitat, more active management programs may be pursued. Fuel reduction projects to prevent wildfires on the refuge are ongoing.