On this page, you’ll find instructions for using California Wildlife Area Maps of legal boundaries published by The California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW). This is useful because maps distributed at Wildlife Areas are for general guidance only. Nevertheless, you’re responsible for knowing the legal boundaries. The only other place to get them is from the CDFW headquarters, which is located at 1416 9th Street, 12th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814. Most people don’t know about this–even CDFW employees–but you can get the legal boundaries online. We’ll show you how to do it.
Click here and you’ll go to a Google “fusion table” for California Department of Fish and Wildlife Owned and Operated Lands, which includes wildlife areas and ecological reserves.
Click the down arrow in the blue “Filter” box and select “Name.” Type the name of the public land that you’re looking for. In this example, we use type “Grizzly Island Wildlife Area.” Select the area and click the “Find” button.
Double-click the text in the “Description” column.