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Windmills on the National Grasslands

Graphic of California, a green dot showing the location of the National Grassland.

Butte Valley National Grassland

By Jim Stout

The windmill is located off Indian Point on California's only National Grassland. In Northern California's Butte Valley, the wind always blows. Although small in size, 18,425 acres, this area provides important habitat for raptors, sage dependent wildlife species and migrating waterfowl.

A windmill and storage tank set in a shrub and juniper grassland.