California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Lands Inventory Fact Sheet

Last updated August 12, 2014

Classification1 Number of Properties Total Acreage
Wildlife Areas 111 708,513
Ecological Reserves 136 225,399
Undesignated Lands 288 206,589
Public Access 139 4,453
Fish Hatcheries 20 855
Miscellaneous Lands 37 266
Total 731 1,146,073

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 57,149 25,112 82,260
Deer Habitat 141,502 36,163 177,666
CDFW Facilities 384 732 1,117
Fisheries Habitat 1,753 524 2,277
Grasslands/Uplands Habitat 20,253 14,928 35,181
Interior Wetland Habitat 125,262 30,411 155,673
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 44,525 22,260 66,785
Special Habitats 56,622 49,394 106,016
T&E Species Habitat 184,513 52,802 237,315
Total3 674,540 471,533 1,146,073

Notes:

  • 1Undesignated Lands classification includes conservation easements totaling 164,268 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.