The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will hold its annual public outreach meeting on April 28 in Gridley regarding North Central Region Type A Wildlife Areas. CDFW will take public comments and recommendations and provide updates on habitat conditions, water availability for wetlands, and possible impacts on hunter access to these public lands.
The state wildlife areas to be discussed are the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area and the Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area Complex (Little Dry Creek Unit, Howard Slough Unit, and Llano Seco Unit). The meeting is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the conference room at the main office of Gray Lodge Wildlife Sanctuary, 3207 Rutherford Road, Gridley.
The CDFW North Central Region covers all or part of the 17 counties of Northern California and is one of seven CDFW regions in the state.
Each year, the CDFW offers licensed hunters the opportunity to comment and make recommendations on public hunting programs, including expected habitat conditions in hunting areas on wildlife areas, through public meetings and other outreach activities.
Tim Hermansen, Butte Upper Basin Wildlife Preserve, (530) 982-2169
Andy Atkinson, Gray Lodge Wildlife Preserve, (530) 846-7500
Kyle Orr, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8958