Location: The Mouth of Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area (MCCWA) consists of three units and covers approximately 1,059 acres. It is located at the northernmost portion of the Sacramento Valley, five miles east of the town of Cottonwood and fifteen miles southeast of Redding, CA. The property sits in both Shasta and Tehama Counties.
Purpose of Acquisition: To protect, restore, enhance, and develop riparian and wetland habitats, especially the spawning habitats for salmon and steelhead. Provide public use with an emphasis on interpretive and educational use.
Description: The following is not a comprehensive list, but rather a list of some site specific management goals*: Strengthen ecosystem integrity to promote species diversity, protect habitat for special-status species, prevent the introduction and spread of invasive non-native plants, and provide opportunities for compatible wildlife-dependent recreational activities like: hunting, fishing, nature observation, and day-hiking.
Environmental Review Process
Notice of Determination: Filed on July 12, 2011, 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
601 Locust Street
Redding, CA 96001
*Implementation of tasks needed to achieve management goals is dependent on the availability of staffing and adequate operations and maintenance budget.