“In the end, we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we have been taught” - Baba Dioum

One of the greatest threats to our public lands and rivers are the destructive forces of wildfires. In California, it has become a common occurrence. Caused both by human error and natures wrath. Abandoned and illegal campfires are common on the Kern River, that's why we have decided to work with the United States Forest Service, Smokey Bear and CalFire to promote the safe and responsible way to enjoy a campfire and the correct and efficient technique to put it out. Watch, learn and share this video and challenge yourself to take the quiz and test your wilderness skills.

               LEARN CAMPFIRE SAFTEY

               LEARN CAMPFIRE SAFTEY


The Seven Principles of Outdoor Ethics should be everyone's go to learning tool when it comes to enjoying the outdoors responsibly. Leave No Trace is the world leader in teaching wilderness education and Kern River Conservancy is proud to be an official partner and a winner of the 2016 National Hot Spot Challenge. We dare you to learn all seven principles and show them off to your friends on your next outdoor adventure.

  • PLAN AHEAD AND PREPARE. 
  • TRAVEL AND CAMP ON DURABLE SURFACES.
  • DISPOSE OF WASTE PROPERLY.
  • LEAVE WHAT YOU FIND.
  • MINIMIZE CAMPFIRE IMPACTS.
  • RESPECT WILDLIFE.
  • BE CONSIDERATE OF OTHER VISITORS.

Trash can be found just about anywhere on the Kern River. Beer cans and glass bottles are a common sight, but it's plastic water bottles that continue to have the biggest impact. Not only does plastic trash have an impact on our river, it also impacts our planet and wildlife.

How to solve this?

The answer is quite simple. We joined forces with Sawyer water filters to promote the Sawyer squeeze. This filter will purify up to 100,000 gallons of water. That's almost every outdoor adventure you can possibly enjoy in a lifetime. One water filter can replace nearly 800,000 plastic water bottles for just one person over a lifetime of camping, hiking, backpacking and all other outdoor activities, including international travel to areas that don't have clean water access.

We catch your attention yet?

We hope so! Please click and watch this quick video from Sawyer and order your filter today for tomorrow's adventure and keep our rivers and planet trash free.