This layer represents the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Region boundaries. CDFW has seven geographically-defined administrative regions. The terrestrial regions are delimited by county boundaries with the exception of the Region 2/Region 3 boundary which is defined as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the Stanislaus County boundary with Interstate 5, continuing north along Interstate 5 to Business 80 (Capital City Freeway) in Sacramento, then west on Business 80 to the Legal Delta boundary, then along the Legal Delta boundary north of Business 80 and Interstate 80 intersecting with Interstate 80 on the west side of the Yolo Bypass, then continuing west on Interstate 80 to the Solano County boundary, then continuing west and north along portions of the Solano, Napa, and Sonoma county boundaries ending at the intersection with the Mendocino County boundary. The Marine Region (Region 7) offshore boundary is represented by the official NOAA Three Nautical Mile Line - a maritime limt that depicts the outer extent of state jurisdiction.
The Mission of the Department of Fish and Wildlife is to manage California's diverse fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and the habitats upon which they depend, for their ecological values and for their use and enjoyment by the public.