Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we encourage you to:

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  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups
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  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


About the WMA

Discover the Llano Seco Unit!

The Llano Seco Unit is part of the Steve Thompson North Central Valley WMA, and is situated about 10 miles southwest of the city of Chico in Butte County. There is a 1/2-mile walking trail and 2 observation platforms open to the public.

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About the WMA

Steve Thompson North Central Valley WMA only has one property open to the public (Llano Seco Unit). The remaining properties are privately-owned, under conservation easement.

About the Steve Thompson North Central Valley Wildlife Management Area

Take a Virtual Tour!

Learn what a WMA is and take a quick virtual tour (pdf format) to learn about what makes it special.

Steve Thompson North Central Valley Virtual Tour
CCP - Conservation Planning

Comprehensive Conservation Planning

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Our CCP documents provide a 15 year blueprint for management of our refuges and wildlife management areas.

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About the Complex

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Steve Thompson North Central Valley Wildlife Management Area is managed as part of the Sacramento NWR Complex - Contact Us.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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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