Features

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    Get Your Paddle On!

    Summer wildlife paddle tours June through September on the refuge...

    Let's Go Paddling!

  • Refuge Gallery

    Refuge Gallery

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

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Refuge Updates

Now Accepting YCC Summer Crew Applications

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Are you in high school and looking for a full-time summer job? The refuge is currently accepting applications for the Youth Conservation Corps summer crew. Deadline to apply is May 17th!

YCC Application and Information

Found a Baby Bird or Injured Wildlife?

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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
Federal Land Passes

"America the Beautiful" Passes

America the Beautiful Pass

The refuge does not sell passes. To purchase an America the Beautiful federal lands pass, please visit the BLM office at: 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825, (916) 978-4400. Or visit: https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm

Permits and Passes

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.

Learn more about the NWRS