UPDATED March 24, 2023:
CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING:
- DELAYED: the March 15 opening of the Pool 2 Loop at Sacramento NWR's Auto Tour is delayed due to excessively muddy conditions
- Sutter NWR Spring Trails are CLOSED
- Sacramento NWR Auto Tour/Trails
- Colusa NWR Auto Tour/Trail (AutoTour open again March 24)
- Llano Seco Unit Trail
- Sacramento River NWR
*Use extreme CAUTION as flooding can occur without warning and road shoulders are soft and will not support your vehicle. Areas are subject to closure without notice.
New information will be posted here and to our Facebook Page immediately as it is determined.
Sacramento River NWR is made up of 30 different units that lie between Red Bluff and Princeton. Twenty-four of the units are partially or entirely open to the public, providing a variety of hiking trails and hunting/fishing opportunities.
Sacramento River 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 River NWR offers a variety of recreational activities for visitors: hunting, fishing, hiking, photography, and wildlife viewing. With 24 units open to the public and the scenic Sacramento River running through many of these units, there's something for everyone!
Find out more about Sacramento River 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
• environmental education
• OTHER LOCAL INFORMATION
Location and Contact Information
The Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge is part of the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex. It is located along a 80-mile stretch of the Sacramento River between Red Bluff and Princeton, in Tehama, Butte, Glenn and Colusa Counties. The refuge's 30 properties or Units total 10,353 acres, and consist primarily of restored and remnant
Definition of riparian habitat or riparian areas.
Learn more about riparian habitats, but also include grasslands and some orchards.
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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.
Several threatened, endangered, and sensitive species can be found on the Sacramento River Refuge including Chinook salmon, Valley elderberry longhorn beetle, yellow-billed cuckoos, Swainson's hawks, and bank swallows.
Species and Habitats <-- Click here to learn more about our species and habitats!
Wildlife Checklist <-- Click here to view our Wildlife Checklist