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Liberty Island ER Land Management Plan


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

Status: Complete

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
7329 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94558

(707) 944-5500

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

Last update : 10/31/2018 9:35:08 AM

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

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