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Cosumnes River Preserve

Area

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    4894.43 acres

Description

​​ ​​​​The Cosumnes River Preserve encompasses and protects thousands of acres of wetlands and adjacent uplands. These lands, once considered insect-ridden, unattractive, and even dangerous, today are recognized as beautiful ​places with important roles in local and global ecology. More than 250 bird species, 40 fish species and 230 plant species live within the preserve. 

Activities:

  • Hiking
  • Bird-watching year-round
  • Canoeing on sloughs in the area
  • Photography
  • Limited hunting and fishing

The Cosumnes River Preserve is an amazingly successful project between many cooperating agencies, including: 

Ten cooperative Management Agreement Partners (U.S. Bureau of Land Management; The Nature Conservancy; Sacramento County Department of Regional Parks; California Department of Fish and Wildlife; Ducks Unlimited, Inc.; California Department of Water Resources; California State Lands Commission; Natural Resource Conservation Service; Galt Joint Union Elementary School District; and Sacramento Valley Conservancy) 

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