Hayward Regional Shoreline


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.

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Posters & Brochures

Publications and Reports

Research and Monitoring

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Wildland Management Policies
Download Wildland Management Policies in PDF format 

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 


Animal Shelters

The East Bay Regional Park District is working with local animal shelters throughout the East Bay to safely relocate and rehome free-roaming domestic cats found in parks. Below is a list of shelters near you:

Antioch, Animal Shelter

Berkeley Animal Shelter

Contra Costa County Animal Services

East County Animal Shelter and Field Services

Fremont Animal Services / Tri-City Animal Shelter

Friends of Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS)

Hayward Animal Shelter

Oakland Animal Services

East Bay SPCA - San Leandro Animal Services

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