Owner: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge, Willows CA (530) 934-2801
Public Access: yes
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Access Via: River only
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This site is located at River Mile 238-R, approximately 6 miles south of Red Bluff.
This 1066 acre unit, located in Tehama County, is owned by USFWS. The property has 251 acres of walnut orchard, and 226 fallow acres. The remaining acres consist of riparian habitat, with 193 restored riparian acres and 396 existing riparian acres.
The existing riparian habitat consists mostly of cottonwood and mixed riparian forests, riparian scrub, herbland cover, and gravel bar. Special vegetation profiles include sand/gravel terrace with naked buckwheat, Kellogg's tarplant, telegraph plant, and Oregon tarweed; and Valley elderberry-oak savannah. Special wildlife use includes nesting osprey, bank swallow colonies, and bald eagle roosts.
Current Land Use
Much of this unit (477 acres) is currently in orchard or fallow production, and awaiting funding for habitat restoration. These aereas are anticipated to open to public use in 2009. The remaining 561 acres of riparian habitat are open to the listed activities. Please visit sacramentovalleyrefuges.fws.gov for further details.