Protecting resources and people on our refuges is the fundamental responsibility of refuge officers. The mission of the Refuge Law Enforcement Program is to support the administration of the National Wildlife Refuge System through the management and protection of natural, historic and cultural resources, property, and people on lands and waters of our national wildlife refuges.
Refuge Law Enforcement ObjectivesLaw enforcement is an integral part of managing the National Wildlife Refuge System. Refuge law enforcement officers are responsible for upholding federal laws and regulations that protect natural resources, the public, and employees. These are our objectives.
•To protect refuge visitors and employees from disturbance or harm by others.•To assist visitors in understanding refuge laws, regulations, and the reasons for them.•To enhance the management and protection of fish and wildlife resources on refuges.•To ensure the legally prescribed, equitable use of fish and wildlife resources on refuges.•To obtain compliance with laws and regulations necessary for the proper administration, management, and protection of the National Wildlife Refuge System.
Please notify a federal wildlife officer to report wildlife violations on the Sacramento NWRC. Call (530)934-2801 during business hours. To report wildlife violations after hours or to report violations on state/private property, call 1-888-DFG-CALTIP (1-888-334-2258).
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This threatened species is native to the riparian forests of the Central Valley. The Sac River NWR is a very important home for it due to the large number of elderberry bushes which they feed on, lay eggs in, and the larvae mature inside of. The adults live for only a few weeks and can emerge between March - June.