Blue Ridge-Berryessa Natural Area

The Blue Ridge-Berryessa Natural Area is a mosaic of wild and range lands extending from the southern limit of the Mendocino National Forest to Interstate 80. Consisting of natural habitat, working ranches, and recreation lands, it is one of the last large landscapes in California that remains relatively undisturbed by the development of cities, towns and commerce.

The region lies approximately 90 miles west of Sacramento and 100 miles northeast of San Francisco and includes portions of five rapidly growing counties – Napa, Yolo, Solano, Lake and Colusa.

The region is composed of a mix of public and private lands including federal, state, and local recreation areas, private ranches and land trust protected preserves and easements. The University of California’s Natural Reserve System also owns and manages three reserves dedicated primarily to research and education.

Click on the image to view a zoomable map of the Blue Ridge-Berryessa Natural Area