Knoxville Wildlife Area Management Plan


Location: The Knoxville Wildlife Area (KWA) is located in northeast Napa County, 1.4 miles north of Lake Berryessa. The area consists of approximately 20,800 acres.

Purpose of Acquisition: To conserve, restore, and protect the various habitats such as: grasslands, oak woodlands, serpentine chaparral, riparian, and cliff habitats present on the property.

Description: The following is not a comprehensive list, but rather a list of some site specific management goals*: Maintain natural sediment movement through the creek ecosystem, control invasive non-native plant species, protect and enhance habitat for special status and non-listed plants and wildlife. Manage grazing so that it does not adversely impact habitats. Offer compatible wildlife-dependent recreational opportunities that are low-impact, such as: hiking, wildlife viewing, nature photography, hunting, scientific research, and environmental education activities.

Environmental Review Process

Status: Complete

Notice of Determination: Filed on October 10, 2017, in compliance with Section 21108 or 21152 of the Public Resources Code.

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Management Plan Retention

A hard copy of the Management Plan, including public comments and responses, can be viewed during regular office hours (Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at:

California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Bay Delta Region
2825 Cordelia Road, Suite 100
Fairfield, CA 94534
(707) 428-2002

*Implementation of tasks needed to achieve management goals is dependent on the availability of staffing and adequate operations and maintenance budget.