California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Share Program

The SHARE Program
(Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement)

Program Overview

SHARE is designed to improve public access to private or landlocked public land. Participating landowners will be compensated with monetary payment and liability protection for providing access to or through their land for recreational use and enjoyment of wildlife. SHARE is funded with SHARE Access Permit Application fees.

Recreational users can contribute to the success of the SHARE Program by obeying all CDFW regulations, as well as demonstrating courteous, legal, and ethical behavior.

Information - Quick Links

SHARE Opportunities - License Year 2014 - 2015

Bobcat Ranch - Yolo County Spring 2015

Jones Ranch - Santa Barbara County – Spring 2015

Sleepy Creek Ranch - Santa Barbara County – Spring 2015

Merced Wildlife Management Area - Merced County – New Hunts Coming Fall 2015

Tejon Ranch - Kern County

Rush Ranch - Solano County – New Hunts Coming Fall 2015

Additional properties will be added as they become available. Please check back regularly.

SHARE Access Permit Draw - Instructions

Landowner Enrollment Form

SHARE Program Enrollment Form (PDF)

SHARE Stories

SHARE Partner Information

With grant funding from the Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program through the USDA Farm Service Agency, SHARE has partnered with non-profit organizations to offer wildlife-dependent recreational activities. Please click on the links below for more information.

Printable SHARE Brochure

SHARE Brochure (PDF)

Share Program
A View from Jones Ranch and Sleepy Creek Ranch

Contact Information

For more information about the SHARE Program, email Victoria Barr, SHARE Program Coordinator at