The Bitter Creek Wildlife Refuge was established to protect a foraging area historically used by California condors. It bridges between the condors' last wild breeding area in Los Padres National Forest to the south and Carrizo Plain National Monument to the north. It is mostly dry grassland dotted with junipers and some chaparral.Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge
Old Union 76 gas station at CuyamaThe old Union 76 gas station at the intersection of Cuyama Highway and Soda Lake Road.
between New Cuyama and Maricopa, CaliforniaDate photographed: October 31, 2013
Arid grasslands on the Bitter Creek National Wildlife RefugeArid grasslands, with junipers at higher elevations, part of a protected condor foraging area.
Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge, CaliforniaDate photographed: October 31, 2013
Bitter Creek overlook near Valle VistaSan Joaquin Valley overlook near the Valle Vista campground.
Los Padres National Forest, CaliforniaDate photographed: October 31, 2013
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