NWTF Dollars At Work: Hollenbeck Canyon Wildlife Area

In 2001 the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Acquired a 6,100 acre parcel in the Jamul Valley that is now known as the Hollenbeck Canyon Wildlife Area.  This property is nestled in between Otay Mountain and the Jamul Mountains in San Diego County, and has become popular for upland game bird hunters.

NWTF recognition
The San Diego Chapter of the NWTF being recognized as the main contributor to the project.

Recently, CDFW looked to enhance the habitat and hunting opportunity on the Wildlife Area by establishing an irrigation system to help grow food plots on a 60 acre section.  They came to the San Diego Chapter of the NWTF, as well as the San Diego Chapter of SCI, San Diego County Wildlife Federation, and other conservation organizations with a request to help fund the project.

Seeing the value in this project for San Diego County wildlife and hunters, the NWTF stepped up to the plate as the largest contributor to the project!  This last Friday, August 18th, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the completion of the project at Hollenbeck Canyon, and the San Diego Chapter of the NWTF was recognized for being the lead contributor.

We are proud to continue our partnership with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to help Save the Habitat. Save the Hun. in California.

See Channel 8’s short story on the project:

www.cbs8.com/clip/13611999/hollenbeck-canyon-restored-wildlife-area-will-allow-hunting

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