California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Lands Inventory Fact Sheet

Last updated May 21, 2014

Classification1 Number of Properties Total Acreage
Wildlife Areas 111 707,985
Ecological Reserves 136 225,353
Undesignated Lands 287 206,509
Public Access 139 4,453
Fish Hatcheries 20 855
Miscellaneous Lands 37 266
Total 730 1,145,420

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 25,112 81,920
Deer Habitat 141,500 36,163 177,663
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 44,305 22,260 66,565
Special Habitats 56,622 49,394 106,016
T&E Species Habitat 184,423 52,802 237,225
Total3 673,887 471,533 1,145,420

Notes:

  • 1Undesignated Lands classification includes conservation easements totaling 163,608 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.