CDFW Lands

Photos of North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve, Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, Elkhorn Slough Ecological Reserve, Cedar Roughs Wildlife Area, Knoxville Wildlife Area, Putah Creek Wildlife Area

CDFW is responsible for over 1,100,000 acres of fish and wildlife habitat, managed through 749 properties throughout the state. These properties provide habitat for a rich diversity of fish, wildlife, and plant species and comprise habitats from every major ecosystem in the state. In addition, several private lands conservation programs assist landowners with the management of wetlands, riparian habitats, native grasslands and wildlife-friendly farmlands.

CDFW Wildlife Area operational changes due to COVID-19: CDFW plans to continue operating wildlife areas and refuges to provide recreational opportunities consistent with California Department of Public Health and county public health guidelines regarding COVID-19. Continue to check the Emergency Closures page for updates. Effective February 1, 2021, camping activities on CDFW lands resumed for those areas where camping is permitted.