Shutdown Notice
Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, this website will not be updated until further notice. Where public access to refuge lands does not require the presence of a federal employee or contractor, activities on refuge lands will be allowed to continue on the same terms as before the appropriations lapse. Any entry onto Refuge System property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk. Please read this important updated message about the closure of National Wildlife Refuge System facilities during the shutdown, and refer to alerts posted on individual refuge websites for the status of visitor facilities and previously scheduled events that may still occur during the shutdown.

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About the WMA

Discover the Llano Seco Unit!

The Llano Seco Unit is part of the 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

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 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.

North Central Valley Virtual Tour
CCP - Conservation Planning

Comprehensive Conservation Planning


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

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About the Complex

Sacramento NWR Complex - Contact Us

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


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