Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area

Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area

In 2016 the Yolo County RCD was awarded a grant from the Delta Conservancy to addresses regional and Delta priorities and objectives, bringing together a deep partnership to restore a portion of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area (YBWA) in the Yolo Basin which is an important flood management zone for the Sacramento Valley.

Working with the California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW), the Yolo Basin Foundation (YBF), Putah Creek Council (PCC), the Center for Land-Based Learning (CLBL), Point Blue Conservation Science, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), California Conservation Corps (CCC), UC Davis, lease holding farmers and ranchers, and the general public the two central goals of the project are to:

1) Enhance year-round habitat for wildlife escaping seasonal flooding

2) Use regional partnerships to implement a pilot restoration program to provide educational opportunities and create public      connections to habitat restoration in the Delta.

The project creates 5 miles of habitat in two corridors to provide multiple benefits including habitat that is compatible with floodway management, cover and food sources for wildlife escaping advancing flood water, groundwater recharge support and GHG reductions through use of deep-rooted native perennial plants. Project activities support regional environmental stewardship and enhance year-round habitat for migratory birds, pollinators and other wildlife.

We are currently in the process of planting and community involvement opportunities are plenty. If you would like to get involved check out our upcoming events

For more details or questions email: Joanne Heraty (heraty@yolorcd.org)

Wildlife Corridor Project- Planting Details