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Stork Peterkin International Foundation
President, Veronica Stork
vstork@storkpeterkin.org

SPIF is located on 40 acres of land, in the San Benito Mountains (30 miles southeast of Hollister, CA). Hydrologic features in the area include Tres Pinos Creek, the San Benito River, and a large reservoir.

SPIF Project, California Nature Preserve, is part of an area designated by the Audubon Society as an Important Bird Area (IBA #227) with Global Impact.

SPIF’s 40 acres of land (see below bird’s eye view) includes a main building, office area, conference space, and wetlands (100 ft by 200 ft. pond, approximately 4 ft deep, ; inhabited by Crayfish (which we have grown since 2004), tadpoles and assorted other pond dwellers.

SPIF Area
Area photos . . .
SPIF Area
Area photos . . .

SPIF has the ability to host artist retreats, and other outdoor activities that can incorporate a wonderful learning environment with the natural habitats of nature.

Plant life introduced in 2004 includes Cattails, water lilies, and assorted plants. The Cattails are inhabited by many different kinds of birds which nest in them and live in them year round as well as migratory birds. The Cattails also provide hunting grounds for bobcats and mountain lions as well as nesting areas for wild pigs.

The grounds and pond are surrounded by oak trees which provide food and shelter for some migratory birds (1 pair of Sandhill Cranes) as well as year round residents (golden eagles, hawks, owls, etc.). This pond is a watering hole for native animals, i.e., deer, wild pig, wild turkey, coyotes, bobcat, lynx, cougar, etc.