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.

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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.
In addition, we thank the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge and California Department of Fish and Game for assistance with logistics and obtaining samples at the refuge.
While I was visiting the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge, and listening to the gabble of the returning geese, I was thinking about Rachel Carson's classic Silent Spring.
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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