Calhoun Cut Ecological Reserve

Atriplex Cordulate

Atriplex cordulata (Heartscale)

©1994 Robert E. Preston, Ph.D.


Calhoun Cut Ecological Reserve was designated as an ecological reserve by the Fish and Game Commission in 1993. There are at least three main habitat types present on the approximately 1,200-acre reserve: valley riparian, valley needlegrass grassland, and northern claypan vernal pools. The most apparent type of wildlife use is by ducks, primarily mallards, geese and wading birds wintering in the rich freshwater marshlands located on the property and feasting on seasonal invertebrate populations in the vernal pools. These invertebrates include federally-listed species of fairy and tadpole shrimp.

For more information, call the Bay Delta Region Fairfield office at (707) 428-2002.

Recreational Opportunities

fishing Waterfowl Hunting Boat Access Only

Activities: fishing, waterfowl hunting

NOTE: Visitors are responsible for knowing and complying with all regulations pertaining to the use of Department lands.

Refer to the Public Uses on State and Federal Lands section of the Waterfowl, Upland Game, and Public Use Regulations (PDF) booklet for both statewide and property-specific regulations.

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You may not operate a drone on CDFW Lands without a Special Use Permit.

Map of Calhoun Cut ER - click to enlarge in new window
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Bay Delta Region (Region 3)

Solano County

15 miles south of Dixon on Highway 113

Directions: Access by boat via Lindsey Slough 

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