Water Restored to Cullinan Ranch
After 100 years of being cut off from bay waters, Cullinan Ranch returns to tidal flow for wetland restoration and wildlife habitat.
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AnnouncementsMarch 09, 2017
Here's a rare opportunity to tour the 3,300-acre Skaggs Island, a former top secret naval communications site. It is now a part of the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge and normally closed to the public. The tour includes a 7-mile loop with a few optional spur trails of 0.3 and 0.5 miles. Great for adults and children!Register here
About the Complex
From sand dunes to salt marsh, from rocky, offshore islands to golden beaches, the San Francisco Bay Refuge Complex offers a glimpse into the biological treasures of the SF Bay & Monterey Bay areas.
San Pablo Bay is managed as part of the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
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About the NWRS
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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News & Information
- March 02, 2017
Sister Refuge Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge visits local schools in the San Pablo Bay Area to introduce Alaskan wildlife and subsitence living.Read more
- March 03, 2017
Sonoma Land Trust offers docent-led walks at Sears Point tidal marsh restoration area every Saturday from 9 a.m. - noon.Learn more
There are many recreation opportunities at San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge from wildlife watching to fishing to paddling a canoe.Visitor Activities
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The Ruddy Duck
These ducks are abundant in the north and south bay during the winter. The few males that breed here are instantly recognized by their brilliant blue bill, black "cap" and rusty body.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Sunrise/Julie Kahrnoff, White-crowned Sparrow/Michael Lufting, Cullinan Ranch Unit/Aric Crabb, Egret/Aric Crabb, Red-tailed Hawk/Michael Lufting, Avocet Pair/Gregg Aronson, Angler/Aric Crabb, Ruddy Duck/Michael Lufting
Last Updated: Mar 11, 2017