Sacramento River Wildlife Area Land Management Plan


Location: The Sacramento River Wildlife Area (SRWA) is located in Colusa, Glenn, and Butte Counties and is comprised of thirteen units totaling 3,770 acres. The units extend from one mile north of the city of Colusa to approximately three miles south of Woodson Bridge.

Purpose of Acquisition: In partnership with local governments, other state and federal agencies, and the wide range of private stakeholders; preserve remaining riparian habitat and re-establish a continuous riparian ecosystem along the Sacramento River between Redding and Chico and re-establish riparian vegetation along the river from Chico to Verona.

Description*: Management objectives are to preserve and restore riparian habitat, maintain and enhance habitat for special status species, and support scientific research and monitoring. Additional objectives are to provide opportunities for wildlife-related, low impact public recreational activities such as: fishing, hunting, hiking, wildlife observation, photography, interpretation and environmental education.

Environmental Review Process

Status: Complete

Notice of Determination: Filed on April 26, 2004, 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
North Central Region
1701 Nimbus Road
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

(916) 358-2900

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