Resource Management

pelican banding

Fun Fact: 

Clear Lake Refuge contains one of the only two remaining white pelican colonies in California. Average production is 1,400 pelican fledglings each year!

In addition to protection and habitat for sensitive species such as the Greater Sage Grouse, Clear Lake National Wildlife Refuge provides habitat for wide variety of other birds, reptiles, mammals and fish. Along with providing habitat the refuge is also the primary source of water for the agricultural program of the eastern half of the Klamath Basin with water levels regulated by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.