Wildland Management Policies
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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (Sacramento Office)
An agency for conserving and protecting the natural habitats of fish, wildlife, and plants in the state of California

Department of Fish and Game
Link to the state of California's Fish and Game resource website

California Native Plant Society
A group and advocate for conserving California's native plants


The abundant and diverse assortment of birds, mammals, reptiles, and invertebrates that dwell in the regional parks is an integral part of the ecology of the San Francisco Bay Area and an aesthetic natural feature of the parks that visitors greatly enjoy. The terrestrial wildlife found within the parks occupies a variety of habitats. Most species are native and adapted to the California landscape and climate. The District manages animals that are not native to the region or are feral (domestic animals that have returned to a wild, untamed condition) to minimize conflicts with native species. The District is responsible for the protection of all wildlife, including animals that are state and federally listed as rare, threatened, and/or endangered, and others which are of local concern. Certain additional species, whose specific habitat requirements limit their population size and distribution, may require special management to reduce the potential for isolation or loss of the population.


> Golden Eagle returned to the wild in Las Trampas Regional Wilderness on May 2, 2014.


> Alameda Creek Riparian Bird Community Occupancy Analyses [2013] (777 KB, 1 page)

> Control of Invasive Exotic Chamomile and Its Effects on Nesting California Least Terns [2013] (1.5 MB, 1 page)

> California Gull Predator Management and Reproductive Success of Endangered California Least Terns in the San Francisco Bay, CA [2012, Sacramento] (1 pg, 1MB)

> Movement Patterns and Habitat Use by the Western Pond Turtle (Actinemys marmorata) in the East Bay Regional Park District [2012] (1 pg, 3MB)

> Breeding Status and Diet Trends of Two California Least Tern Colonies in The San Francisco Bay [2011, Riverside] (1 pg., 2MB)

> Western and Clarks Grebe Nest Platforms Designed for Fluctuating Water Levels [2009] (1 pg., 2MB)

Publications and Reports

> Bald Eagle Management in Urban Wildfire Hazard Reduction Wildlife Society Eagle - 2013 (1.7 MB, 1 page)

> Monitoring Trends in a Breeding Bird Assemblage Implications for Riparian Conservation - 2010 (399 KB, 1 page)

> The Status of the California Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma californiense), California Red-Legged Frog (Rana draytonii), Foothill Yellow-Legged Frog (Rana boylii), and other Aquatic Herpetofauna in the East Bay Regional Park District, California (2.58 MB, 87 pages)

Research and Monitoring

> Radio-Equipped Prairie Falcons Take to the Sky
> Amphibian Monitoring Project (306 KB, 2 pages)
> EBRPD Managed Grassland/Lizard Study (358 KB, 1 page)

How you can help wildlife?

> Doc Quack's Wildlife Volunteers


> The Altamont wind farms and wildlife management
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Bald eagles at Anthony Chabot Regional Park 2013

> Bald eagles at Anthony Chabot Regional Park 2012

Monarch Catapillar  American kestrel  Ensatina