Planting with a school group

Support from many agencies and partners who have land or interests within the refuge boundary form the foundation of our habitat management and visitor service programs.

The National Wildlife Refuge System is committed to building partnerships which encourage conservation and preservation of our natural and cultural resources.  Scientifically-informed and technologically-based stewardship of our public lands, waters, wildlife and special places must be collaborative efforts between the Refuge System, other government agencies, and private organizations if conservation efforts are to succeed.


Partnerships with Stone Lakes NWR


American Land Conservancy
California Department of Boating and Waterways
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
California Department of Parks and Recreation
California Department of Transportation
California Department of Water Resources
California Native Plant Society
California Waterfowl Association
Central Valley Joint Venture
City of Elk Grove
Cosumnes River Preserve
Ducks Unlimited
Elk Grove Unified School District
Local Miwok Bands
National Audubon Society
North Delta Conservancy
Sacramento County Environmental Review & Assessment
Sacramento County Regional Parks, Recreation, and Open Space
Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District, Bufferlands
Sacramento Tree Foundation
Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District
Stone Lakes NWR Association
Stonelake Homeowners Association
Trust for Public Lands
Wildlands, Inc 

In addition, the refuge proudly partners with local schools, colleges, community groups, scouts, private land owners, and private citizens for conservation and resource educational programs.


Friends Group

The refuge is actively supported by a 501(c)(3) non-profit friends group, Friends of Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. The Friends group is administered by a volunteer Board of Directors and manages a refuge endowment, memberships, quarterly newsletter, and supports many volunteer and educational programs. Checkout the Friends of Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge website for more information about their involvement in the community and refuge.