- California Central Valley & Foothills
- Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
- Sacramento County, California
- 537 acres
- Completed 2005
Stone Lakes Wildlife Refuge
Restoring Wetlands in the Sacramento Delta
Pressure from development and expanding agriculture led to the creation of the Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge in the early 1970s. Located in the Sacramento River Delta, the refuge has in recent years become a demonstration area for a major wetlands restoration effort. Nearly 300 acres have been restored within the refuge to provide habitat for such wildlife as sand hill cranes, burrowing owls and the giant garter snake.
ALC played a pivotal role by acquiring the property and holding it while the property was restored. We then donated the land to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which manages the Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. Recreational activities at the refuge include hunting, canoeing, kayaking and wildlife viewing. Plans are underway for hiking trails and outdoor education programs.
To learn more about Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, go to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.Donate Now
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