Refuge Updates

Volunteer Tree Planting Day, January 18th


Looking to get your hands dirty and give back to nature? Come volunteer for the Sacramento Tree Foundation planting day in an area normally closed on the refuge, Saturday January 18th from 8:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. If doing community service hours, be sure to bring your paperwork. You must RSVP for the planting day and directions. Please click on the link below to register for the planting day.

Sacramento Tree Foundation Volunteer Planting Day

Sandhill Cranes are back! Come Meet Your Wild Neighbors...

Cranes flying

...on a docent guided walk! Learn about our distant fall and winter migratory visitors, such as Sandhill cranes and colorful waterfowl along seasonal wetlands.

Wildlife Observation Guided Walks

2019/20 Waterfowl Season


Now accepting applications for the 2019/20 Waterfowl Season.

Waterfowl Hunting
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. For more information or to purchase online, visit: https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm

America the Beautiful Passes

Delta Fish Advisories

Is My Fish Safe to Eat?


Several health advisories are in effect for the human consumption of fish from the Delta due to mercury or other toxic chemicals. Play it safe and learn the eating guidelines...

Fish Advisories

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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