Grasslands Wildlife Management Area was established in 1979 and is located in western Merced County, California, within the San Joaquin River basin. Unlike typical national wildlife refuges, the Grasslands WMA is composed entirely of privately-owned lands on which perpetual conservation easements for the benefit of wildlife have been established between landowners and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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      The northern shoveler is one of the most abundant species of ducks in the Grasslands. © Gary R. Zahm

      Please note that the above map is automatically generated and incorrect. The lands shown on this map are not part of the Grasslands WMA; these lands are parcels of the San Luis NWR and Merced NWR that are not open to the public. The Grasslands WMA consists of individual private lands and as these lands are privately-held, there is no public access onto them. For public visitation opportunities on similar nearby lands, please explore the San Luis NWR, Merced NWR, and San Joaquin River NWR.