San Emidio Quarry

Project #: 197534  –   Updated: January 04, 2016

Project Summary

First certified in 2012, the San Emidio Quarry, owned by Vulcan Materials Company, is located near the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley in Kern County, California. This site is surrounded by citrus orchards to the north, east and west. To the south the property borders the 95,000 acre Wind Wolves Preserve, the west coast's largest non-profit preserve, operated by the Wildlands Conservancy. The area is inhabited by numerous species of interest such as the California condor, San Joaquin kit fox, and Tule elk.

This past year the team at San Emidio Quarry started a nesting box project ...

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Location (by county):
Kern County (CA)

Watersheds:
Tulare-Buena Vista Lakes

Congressional Districts:
CA District 23

Bird Conservation Regions:
Coastal California

USFWS Regions:
Pacific Southwest Region

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Site Name Publicly Accessible
Site 1 No

Full Project Description

First certified in 2012, the San Emidio Quarry, owned by Vulcan Materials Company, is located near the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley in Kern County, California. This site is surrounded by citrus orchards to the north, east and west. To the south the property borders the 95,000 acre Wind Wolves Preserve, the west coast's largest non-profit preserve, operated by the Wildlands Conservancy. The area is inhabited by numerous species of interest such as the California condor, San Joaquin kit fox, and Tule elk.

This past year the team at San Emidio Quarry started a nesting box project on site. A local Boy Scout troop helped the team by building and installing the 16 songbird boxes and 1 owl box on the site. These boxes are being monitored by the team and this year, while there hasn’t been successful nesting, one of the boxes was used. The team also conducts tours of the quarry to local school classes, and they volunteer at the Wind Wolves Preserve’s Nature Festival.

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Other: Conservation Certification Show/Hide details
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Establish artificial dens/nests/roosts Show/Hide details

Outcomes

Is the success of this project's actions being monitored?   No/Unknown

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Vulcan Materials Company
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Primary Contact

Certification Department
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