Location: The Liberty Island Ecological Reserve (LIER) is a 5,303 acre, partially inundated island at the southern end of the Yolo Bypass in the northern Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The area lies approximately 12 miles southeast of Dixon and 10 miles north of Rio Vista in Solano County.
Purpose of Acquisition: To protect critical habitat for the Central Valley Fall-run Chinook Salmon, Delta Smelt, and North American Green Sturgeon.
Description: The following is not a comprehensive list, but rather a list of some site specific management goals*: Maintain, enhance, and/or restore riparian, emergent marsh, other wetlands, and aquatic ecosystems, including habitat for special-status plants and wildlife (as well as game species). Prevent the introduction and spread of invasive non-native plants. Continue to offer compatible wildlife-dependent recreational use such as: hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing, and boating.
Environmental Review Process
Notice of Determination: Filed on September 27, 2016, 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.