California Conservation Corp planting native plants

No Refuge Stands Alone

The National Wildlife Refuge System is committed to building partnerships which encourage conservation and preservation of our natural and cultural resources.  Partnerships with the Refuge System bring innovative approaches to solving land management and water disputes in the most environmentally protective manner.  Scientifically-informed and technologically-based stewardship of our public lands, waters, wildlife and special places must be collaborative efforts between the Refuge System, other government agencies, and private organizations if conservation efforts are to succeed.

Antioch Dunes NWR works with many partners, including the California Conservation Corp, PG&E and California Invasive Plant Council to enhance habitat.  Moorpark College and Urban Wildlands Group from Southern California are instrumental in the fight to bring the endangered Lange's metalmark butterfly from the brink of extinction.  Local schools also assist with habitat restoration.  Working together, the Contra Costa wallflower, Antioch Dunes evening primrose, and the Lange's metalmark butterfly may survive into the next generation and beyond.