Location: The San Felipe Valley Wildlife Area (SFWA) is located in northeastern San Diego County, midway between San Diego and the Salton Sea. The property consists of approximately 14,175 acres.
Purpose of Acquisition: To conserve, restore and protect declining sensitive species and their associated habitats in one of the largest blocks of contiguous land available in San Diego County. To provide compatible, wildlife-dependent recreational opportunities to the public.
Description: The following is not a comprehensive list, but rather a list of some site specific management goals*: Preserve the various habitat types present on the wildlife area, especially those habitats needed for foraging, breeding, and sheltering special status and game species. Prevent the introduction and spread of invasive non-native plants. Continue to offer compatible wildlife-dependent recreational opportunities such as: hunting, hunting dog training, public access and education, and outreach.
Environmental Review Process
Notice of Determination: Filed on November 23, 2009, 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
South Coast Region
3883 Ruffin Road
San Diego, CA 92123
*Implementation of tasks needed to achieve management goals is dependent on the availability of staffing and adequate operations and maintenance budget.