Grassland Ecological Area
According to the FWS Website "The Grassland [is] the largest remaining contiguous block of freshwater wetlands remaining in California. It consists of federal, state, and privately owned seasonal, semi-permanent, and permanent marshes, riparian corridors, vernal pool complexes, and grasslands."
This wild 160000 acre parcel of land is mostly privately owned, in fact 110000 acres are not managed by the government. Visitors can find hunting, bird watching, and other close-to-nature activities available in the Grasslands. You should check with the local authorities before entering the area so you have a good idea of the rules and boundaries if any that need to be observed.
There is a Grassland interpretive center is open to those who wish to educate themselves on this very unique area that reportedly comprises the "last 5 percent of such areas" left in California.
Grassland Ecological Area Web Resources:
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