Claws: Wind Wolves Preserve | Camping, Hiking, and Local Stewardship (Nov 12 – 14)


Join us for our second CLAWS trip of the season!

Trip Info: 

Join biocitizen as we embark on a 2-night/3-day camping trip into the majesty of the Wind Wolves Preserve. Just a few hours north of Los Angeles, the Wind Wolves Preserve is located in breathtaking San Joaquin Valley.

“Wind Wolves Preserve is in an ecologically unique region where the Transverse Ranges, Coast Ranges, Sierra Nevada, western Mojave Desert and San Joaquin Valley influences converge. Due to elevation ranges from 640 to 6,005 feet, the Preserve has an impressive array of landforms and habitats that serve as a critical landscape linkage and wildlife corridor between the Coast Ranges and Sierra Nevada.”
Wildlands Conservancy

With a mix of camping, cooking, epic hikes, and local stewardship, we’re going to have a blast and a half getting to know this spectacular preserve! Scroll down to learn more about our trip!

Common Flora & Fauna of the Wind Wolves Preserve 

(The following are possible observations based on our visit timeline)

Trees & Plants: Blue Oak, Valley Oak, Western Juniper, Pinyon Pine, Ponderosa Pine, Big Cone Spruce, Big Saltbush, Bladderpod, Beavertail Pricklypear, Arroyo Willow, Honey Mesquite, Blue Elderberry, Buckeye, Sacred Datura, Arroyo Lupine, Toyon, ndangered Bakersfield cactus

Mammals: Desert Cottontail Rabbit, California Ground Squirrel, San Joaquin Pocket Mouse, Deer Mouse, Mule Deer, Bobcat, Black Bear, Coyote, Buena Vista Lake Ornate Shrew

Birds: California Quail, Mourning Dove, Greater Roadrunner, Anna’s Hummingbird
Costa’s Hummingbird, American Coot, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, White-faced Ibis, White-tailed Kite, Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Barn Owl, Great Horned Owl, Nuttall’s Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American, Kestrel, Merlin, Prairie Falcon, Black Phoebe, Say’s Phoebe, Loggerhead Shrike, American Crow, Common Raven, Oak Titmouse, Horned Lark, Bushtit, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Rock Wren, House Wren, Marsh Wren, Bewick’s Wren, Cedar, Waxwing, American Pipit, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch
American Goldfinch, Song Sparrow, California Towhee, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Western Meadowlark, Tricolored Blackbird, Orange-crowned Warbler. Yellow-rumped Warbler

Reptiles: Southern Alligator Lizard, Common Side-blotched Lizard, Western Fence Lizard, Common Sagebrush Lizard, Blainville’s Horned Lizard, Long-nosed Snake, Gopher Snake, Western Rattlesnake

Trip Itinerary: 


4 PM – Depart from Bette Davis Park -> Wind Wolves Preserve

6:30 PM –  Set-up Camp, Make Dinner, Play light-up frisbee

7:30 PM – Dinner, stories, chill and relax!

Saturday: BIG HIKE DAY

7 AM – Breakfast, pack lunch and food for the day,  trailhead talk

8 AM – Set out on our hike for the day

12 PM – Lunch on the trail

12:30 PM – Continue Hiking

5:30 PM – Return to Camp, dinner crew cooks others chill and relax

6:30 PM – Dinner

7:30 PM – Dinner clean-up, evening programming, and chill time

Sunday: Local Stewardship & Hike

7:30 AM – Optional Morning Yoga/Meditation

8:00 AM – Chill wake-up, breakfast, pack up camp,

9:30 AM – Meet with Ranger for Stewardship Intro

12:30 PM – Lunch Break

1:30 PM – Short hike

2:30 PM – Load up and head home 🙂

5:00 PM – Pick up from Bette Davis Park

Trip Logistics:

Click Here to Download your Student’s Packing List 

Departure: Friday, Nov 12th – 4:00 pm

Return: Sunday, Nov 14th  ~5:00 pm

(Will update specific ETA upon departure in vehicle)

Meeting Location:
Bette Davis Park
1528 Rancho Ave
Glendale, 91201

Registration Includes:

  1. Round-trip transportation
  2. Permits, Fees, Gasoline
  3. The following meals cooked by staff and participants -> Fri: Dinner | Sat: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Sun: Breakfast, Lunch  | Snacks for all three days | *Feel free to bring some of your own snacks if too!
  4. Professionally lead backpacking/camping trip
  5. Ecological & Cultural instruction
  6. Experience of a life-time
  7. Amazing views and big fun!

Please reach out to with any questions regarding prep for the day, curriculum, and possible discounts/scholarships.

Join us for our two-night camping/hiking trip to the majestic Wind Wolves Preserve

Leader Team:

We’ve got an awesome lineup of leaders!

Benny – Biocitizen’s Program Director,  maintains over a decade of professional backpack guiding experience, is a certified Wilderness First Responder, and lives and breathes the outdoors!

Marysia – As our Assistant Director, Marysia has several years of backpack leading experience and is an exceptional leader with a passion for bringing groups to outdoor spaces!

Trip Notes: 

Sleeping Situation: We will be group-camping in tents/on a tarp under the stars

Elevation: 640′ at camp

This is an inclusive group experience, meant to steward confidence, resilience, and appreciation for ourselves, community, and the surrounding ecology

We need a minimum of 6 participants for trip to run   If we do not hit this by Nov 5th trip will be refunded in full

**Registrations close 48 hours prior to program start!**

Financial Options:

Payment Plan – broken into 2 payments over 2 month period. Contact Benny if you’d like this option

Scholarship – We have (1) – 50% scholarship available

Apply here ->

Spots Available: 4

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