Butte Creek Canyon Ecological Reserve Updated:06/2019

Butte Creek Canyon Ecological Reserve is a 287 acre property and consists of two units, the Virgin Valley and Canyon Units, located along Butte Creek. The Virgin Valley Unit lies in an alluvial apron just downstream from the Butte Creek canyon, and the Canyon Unit lies within the canyon itself. The reserve supports various riparian community types, including Great Valley Oak and Great Valley Cottonwood Riparian Forests. Wildlife species that can be seen at the reserve include wintering bald eagles, western pond turtle, red-legged frog, deer, coyote, bobcat, beaver, ash-throated flycatcher, yellow warbler, and western bluebird.

For more information, call the North Central Region Rancho Cordova office at (916) 358-2900.

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Contact Butte Creek Canyon Ecological Reserve

Tina Bartlett
Regional Manager - North Central Region
1701 Nimbus Road
Rancho Cordova, CA  95670
Phone: (916) 358-2900
Fax: (916) 358-2912

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