Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex in Willows, California, has opportunities for grazing in Tehama, Butte, Glenn and Colusa Counties. There are 14 grazing units available covering 6,214 total acres of grassland and/or more about these opportunities.habitat, each with between 240 and 4,628 acres available for cattle or between 29 and 1,586 acres available for sheep. Agreements will provide for grazing rights for a period of up to 5 years. Learn
Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge is just one of the 5 National Wildlife Refuges and 3 Wildlife Management Areas that make up the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Sacramento NWR offers a wide variety of recreational activities for visitors. With a 6-mile driving tour, 2-mile walking trail, and programs like hunting and photography, there's something for everyone at the Sacramento NWR!
Find out more about Sacramento NWR by exploring the menu to the left (desktop) or hamburger menu top-right (handheld device), or see our Plan Your Visit page (link below) to find everything the Complex has to offer.
PLAN YOUR VISIT <-- Click here to find all the information you need to visit the Complex.....
• visitor center
• auto tours
• hunting (waterfowl, river)
• environmental education
• OTHER LOCAL INFORMATION
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|Sutter NWR||Sutter||Sutter||Wildlife Checklist||Sutter||Sutter NWR|
|Sac River||Sac River||Wildlife Checklist||SacRiver||Sacramento River NWR|
North Central Valley
WMA (Llano Seco)
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Location and Contact Information
The Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge is located about 70 miles north of the metropolitan area of Sacramento and 7 miles south of the town of Willows in Glenn and Colusa Counties. The refuge consists of 10,819 acres primarily of wetlands, with some grasslands andhabitats.
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Notice of Cooperative Agricultural Opportunity:
Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex is headquartered in Willows, California, with properties available for cooperative agricultural opportunities for grazing in Tehama, Butte, Glenn and Colusa Counties. Cooperators will have up to 6,214 total acres of grassland and/or riparian habitat, with between 240 - 4,628 acres available for cattle and between 29 - 1,586 acres available for sheep, depending which of the 14 grazing units for which they apply, for a period of up to 5 years. To be considered, applicants must complete and submit application materials (including Special Conditions of Use, Cooperative Agricultural Opportunity Application, and Commercial Activities Special Use Permit Application) which can be found, along with further details on the refuge website...click on this link: Notice of Cooperative Agricultural Opportunity.
What We Do
- Resource Management
To help plants and wildlife, Refuge staff uses a variety of habitat management techniques to maintain, recover or enhance plant and wildlife values. Refuge staff carefully consider any management techniques and employ them in varying degrees according to the situation.
- Conservation and Partnerships
The Complex is involved in many conservation endeavors, including Comprehensive Conservation Plans, Private Landowner Programs, and the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act.
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National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997:The NWRS Improvement Act defines a unifying mission for all refuges, including a process for determining compatible uses on refuges, and requiring that each refuge be managed according to a CCP. The NWRS Improvement Act expressly states that wildlife conservation is the priority of System lands and that the Secretary shall ensure that the biological integrity, diversity, and environmental health of refuge lands are maintained. Each refuge must be managed to fulfill the specific purposes for which the refuge was established and the System mission. The first priority of each refuge is to conserve, manage, and if needed, restore fish and wildlife populations and habitats according to its purpose.
Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge is best known for migratory waterfowl. Waterfowl are present September through April and numbers regularly peak at over 500,000 ducks and 250,000 geese. Sacramento NWR is an important wintering grounds for Tule Greater White-fronted Geese. The Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex provides nearly 70,000 acres of wetland, grassland, and habitats for a wide array of waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors, waterbirds, songbirds, reptiles, and mammals. The Complex currently supports nearly 300 species of birds.
Species and Habitats <-- Click here to learn more about our species and habitats!
Wildlife Checklist <-- Click here to view our Wildlife Checklist