Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge

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Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge

Address:752 County Rd 99W
Willows, CA 95988

Established: 1937.
Location:Along I-5, about 85 miles north of Sacramento, California.
Facilities:Visitor center (with exhibits, gift shop, and learning center), viewing platforms, hiking trails, auto tour routes.
Activities:Hiking, hunting, educational programs.
Special Features:For thousands of years the Sacramento Valley has provided a winter haven for ducks, geese, and swans. Waterfowl migrate here by the millions from as far away as the Arctic regions of Alaska, Canada and Siberia.
Habitats: 10,783 acres of seasonal marsh, permanent ponds, watergrass, and uplands.
Access: Open from sunrise to sunset year round.
Wild life: Fairy shrimp, vernal pool tadpole shrimp, giant garter snake, peregrine falcon, bald eagle, tricolored blackbird, grebe, heron, golden eagle, beaver, muskrat, and black-tailed deer.

See other parks in California.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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Acknowledgments.--We would like to thank the staff at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex for granting us access to our study units at the Rancho Llano Seco Unit of the North Sacramento Valley WMA.
WILLOWS, California -- A winter storm is arriving here at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge. Ducks and geese are circling above the ponds, and as the first rain drops begin to fall, the birds start to drop from the sky by the thousands--feet outstretched, necks arched, and wings beating back as they land on the water.
Gary Kramer, manager of the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex, also worries that the public will think that these fallow, single-culture fields are as rich and biologically diverse as natural wetlands.

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