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Decker Island Wildlife Area

Description

The Decker Island Wildlife Area is a 34-acre property. Wildlife consists of a variety of terrestrial mammals, aquatic furbearers and bird populations. Birds comprise the major portion of wildlife, attributable to the habitats on and surrounding the island: open water, mudflats and riparian and emergent vegetation. These niches provide some environments for waterfowl, egrets, herons, gulls, terns and songbirds. The land surrounding Decker Island is used mainly for agriculture.

For more information, call the Bay Delta Region Napa office at (707) 944-5500.


Recreational Opportunities

Boat Access Only Wildlife Viewing Hunting with Shotguns Waterfowl Hunting

Activities: wildlife viewing

PLEASE NOTE: For information on public use regulations for this area and other Department lands please refer to the link opens in new windowCDFW Public Lands Regulations booklet. Scroll to the Table of Contents. Locate the page number for general regulations for public uses on all Department lands. For additional regulations that apply only to certain properties, check the Table of Contents for sections that refer to additional or property-specific regulations for wildlife areas or ecological reserves. All visitors are responsible for knowing and following the general and property-specific regulations.

Area History

Prior to construction of the Sacramento Deep-Water Ship Channel, the site was actually a part of the western shore of the Sacramento River. Decker Island was formed when the present river channel was dredged to the west. A large portion of the new island was subsequently used as a dredge disposal site. Relatively recent disposal of dredged materials in the island’s interior and along the eastern bank has severely limited plant growth. The property was designated as a wildlife area by the Fish and Game Commission in 1988.


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Last update : 7/20/2017 3:03:20 PM


Wildlife Branch - Lands Program
1812 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 445-0411


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Location

Bay Delta Region (Region 3)

Solano County

3 miles south of Rio Vista at the north end of Decker Island on the Sacramento River

Access: by boat only

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