Location: The Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area (UBBWA) is located about sixty miles north of Sacramento, along the western boundary of Butte County and the eastern boundary of Glenn County. It is comprised of three units totaling 9,597 acres.
Purpose of Acquisition: Preserve, restore, enhance wetland, riparian, valley oak woodland, and agricultural wetlands to benefit waterfowl, and the threatened and endangered species that may be present in the area.
Description: The following is not a comprehensive list, but rather a list of some site specific management goals*: Restore and enhance wetlands to conditions that provide desired ecological functions. Maintain and enhance riparian, grassland, and upland communities and the waterways that support them. Continue agricultural leases. Develop a fire management plan. Prevent the introduction and spread of invasive non-native plants. Continue to offer compatible wildlife-dependent recreational opportunities such as: hunting, angling, walking, hiking, nature study, and environmental education and interpretation.
Environmental Review Process
Notice of Determination: Filed on April 01, 2014, 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.