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  • Hunting

    Waterfowl Season 2014-15

    Stone Lakes NWR is accepting reservations for waterfowl hunting season. See the rules here...

    Waterfowl Hunting Rules and Reservations

  • Docent Tour

    Docent Guided Walks

    Get a behind the scenes tour with one of our docent guided walks...

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  • Blue Heron Trails

    Blue Heron Trails

    Sacramento's newest nature area, open daily. Come learn something new about your wild neighbors...

    Let's Visit!

  • Refuge Gallery

    Refuge Gallery

    Browse some great photos to see what life is like on the refuge...

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Project BudBurst

BudBurst Stone Lakes

A nationwide Citizen Science project monitoring plants, lend a hand by becoming a BudBurst buddy today while enjoying Blue Heron Trails!

Project BudBurst

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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Refuge Updates

  • Found a Baby Bird or Injured Wildlife?

    Baby bird

    The refuge is not equipped to take in or care for injured or orphaned animals. Please contact the Wildlife Care Association at 916-965-WILD(9453). Thanks for caring about Sacramento's wildlife!

    Wildlife Care Association
  • Managing a Refuge

    Prescribed Fire

    Prescribed burns are only one of many techniques used to manage a healthy wildlife refuge. Checkout what else is going on to make Stone Lakes NWR a migratory bird destination...

    Resource Management
  • Is My Fish Safe to Eat?


    Several health advisories are in effect for the human consumption of fish from the Delta due to mercury or other toxic chemicals. Play it safe and learn the eating guidelines...

    Fish Advisories
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Sandhill cranes wading in a wetland / Photo: Paul Boyte
Last Updated: Oct 20, 2014
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