This is a grassland preserve in the Sacramento Valley
near the Delta
; one of the few remaining open grasslands
in the whole valley. It and its adjoining fish and game lands cover quite a large
area and are known for their abundance of native grasses
, vernal pool
s supporting rare plants and waterfowl
, and wetland
areas. Some non-native grasses such as Medusa-Head
have invaded the area and are managed via several experimental techniques including sustainable grazing and prescribed burn
s. Research here benefits reserves elsewhere as well as rancher
s throughout the state.
The reserve can be found by going south on highway 113 from highway 80 in Dixon, until it hits a 90 degree turn. If you go straight down the dirt road instead of turning with the highway, you will find the area.