Lower Sherman Island Wildlife Area Land Management Plan


Location:  The Lower Sherman Island Wildlife Area (LSIWA) occupies roughly 3,100 acres, primarily marsh and open water, at the confluence of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers in the western Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. The property is located in Sacramento County. 

Purpose of Acquisition: To establish a public hunting and fishing area.

Description:  The following is not a comprehensive list, but rather a list of some site specific management goals*: Maintain and enhance upland, riparian, marsh, and aquatic ecosystems to restore natural processes and sustain habitats for native plants and animals. Prevent the introduction and spread of invasive non-native plants. Continue to offer compatible wildlife-dependent recreational opportunities such as: hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, environmental education, boating, and wind sports.

Environmental Review Process

Status: Complete

Notice of Determination: Filed on June 08, 2007, in compliance with Section 21108 or 21152 of the Public Resources Code.

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.