Location: The Sacramento River Wildlife Area (SRWA) which is located in Colusa, Glenn, and Butte Counties; is comprised of thirteen units and has a total of 3,770 acres. The units extend from one mile north of the city of Colusa to approximately three miles south of Woodson Bridge.
Purpose of Acquisition: In partnership with local governments, other state and federal agencies, and the wide range of private stakeholders; preserve remaining riparian habitat and re-establish a continuous riparian ecosystem along the Sacramento River between Redding and Chico and re-establish riparian vegetation along the river from Chico to Verona.
Description: The following is not a comprehensive list, but rather a list of some site specific management goals*: To preserve and, to some extent, restore riparian habitat, maintain and enhance habitat for special status species, and support scientific research and monitoring. Provide opportunities for wildlife-related, low impact public recreational activities such as: fishing, hunting, hiking, beach activities, wildlife observation, photography, interpretation and environmental education.
Environmental Review Process
Notice of Determination: Filed on April 26, 2004, 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
North Central Region
1701 Nimbus Road
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
*Implementation of tasks needed to achieve management goals is dependent on the availability of staffing and adequate operations and maintenance budget.