California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Lands Inventory Fact Sheet

Last updated September 23, 2013

Classification1 Number of Properties Total Acreage
Wildlife Areas 110 705,545
Ecological Reserves 130 215,873
Undesignated Lands 284 208,202
Public Access 139 4,453
Fish Hatcheries 20 855
Miscellaneous Lands 37 266
Total 720 1,135,192

Acreage administered by the Department of Fish & Wildlife.
Primary Management Purpose2 Owned in Fee Title Administered through MOUs, Leases, Easements, Management Agreements Total Acreage3
Bighorn Sheep Habitat 33,115 235,220 268,336
Coastal Wetland Habitat 56,809 24,638 81,446
Deer Habitat 140,679 35,859 176,538
CDFW Facilities 384 732 1,117
Fisheries Habitat 1,753 524 2,277
Grasslands/Uplands Habitat 20,253 12,031 32,284
Interior Wetland Habitat 125,275 30,417 155,692
Marine Habitat 0 160 160
Property Rights Only 1 0 1
Public Access 9,460 3,825 13,285
Right of Way Easements 0 0 0
Riparian Habitat 44,289 22,281 66,570
Special Habitats 56,715 49,312 106,027
T&E Species Habitat 182,485 48,974 231,459
Total3 671,218 463,974 1,135,192

Notes:

  • 1Undesignated Lands classification includes conservation easements totaling 156,511 acres.
  • 2This is an overview of CDFW-managed or owned lands, not a detailed report. Many properties have multiple management objectives;only the primary purpose is listed here.
  • 3Discrepancies in total acreage between tables and columns are due to rounding of numbers.

For information regarding Wildlife and Hunting, call (916) 445-3406.

For information regarding the Marine Region, visit the website.