Location: The Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area (YBWA) is located within the historic Yolo Basin of the Sacramento Valley, between the cities of Davis and West Sacramento; and lies almost entirely in Yolo County. The YBWA is comprised of seventeen separate management units throughout its approximately 16,770 acres.
Purpose of Acquisition: For the preservation of historic wetlands, wintering habitat for waterfowl, shorebirds, threatened and endangered species, and other wetland associated species.
Description: The following is not a comprehensive list, but rather a list of some site specific management goals*: To create, maintain, and enhance wetlands, agricultural lands, riparian area, grasslands, uplands, and aquatic ecosystems to sustain habitats for native plants and animals and to provide other desired ecosystem services. Prevent the introduction and spread of invasive non-native species that have no benefit to wildlife or that impact special status plants. Provide opportunities for wildlife-related, low impact public recreational activities such as: fishing, hunting, hiking, walking, vehicle touring for wildlife observation, nature study, interpretation, and environmental education.
Environmental Review Process
Notice of Determination: Filed on June 05, 2008, 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
*Implementation of tasks needed to achieve management goals is dependent on the availability of staffing and adequate operations and maintenance budget.