Cosumnes River Preserve
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.
- Bird-watching year-round
- Canoeing on sloughs in the area
- 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)