Our 22 Covered Species

Bank Swallow

Scientific Name:
Riparia riparia

Status:
State-listed as threatened

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Burrowing Owl

Scientific Name:
Athene cunicularia

Status:
California species of special concern

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Cackling Goose

Scientific Name:
Branta hutchinsii leucopareia

Status:
Removed from the endangered species list in 2001

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White-Faced Ibis

Scientific Name:
Plegadis chihi

Status:
California species of special concern

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Western Spadefoot Toad

Scientific Name:
Spea hammondii

Status:
California species of special concern

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Northwestern Pond Turtle

Scientific Name:
Emys marmorata marmorata

Status:
California species of special concern

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Vernal Pool Tadpole Shrimp

Scientific Name:
Lepidurus packardi

Status:
Federally listed as endangered

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Vernal Pool Fairy Shrimp

Scientific Name:
Branchinecta lynchi

Status:
Federally listed as threatened

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Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle

Scientific Name:
Desmocerus californicus dimorphous

Status:
Federally listed as threatened

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Tricolored Blackbird

Scientific Name:
Agelaius tricolor

Status:
California species of special concern

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Swainson's Hawk

Scientific Name:
Buteo swainsoni

Status:
State-listed as Threatened

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Slender Orcutt Grass

Scientific Name:
Orcuttia tenuis

Status:
California Native; State and Federally listed as threatened

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Sanford's Arrowhead

Scientific Name:
Sagittaria sanfordii

Status:
California Native Plant Society List 1B.2

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Sacramento Orcutt Grass

Scientific Name:
Orcuttia viscida

Status:
California Native; State and Federally listed as endangered

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Midvalley Fairy Shrimp

Scientific Name:
Branchinecta mesovallensis

Status:
None

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Loggerhead Shrike

Scientific Name:
Lanius ludovicianus

Status:
California species of special concern

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Legenere

Scientific Name:
Legenere limosa

Status:
California Native Plant Society List 1B.1

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Giant Garter Snake

Scientific Name:
Thamnophis gigas

Status:
State and federally listed as threatened

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Delta Tule Pea

Scientific Name:
Lathyrus jepsonii var. jepsonii

Status:
California Native Plant Society List 1B.2

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California Tiger Salamander

Scientific Name:
Ambystoma californiense

Status:
State and federally listed as threatened

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Colusa Grass

Scientific Name:
Gratiola heterosepala

Status:
California Native; State-listed as endangered

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Boggs Lake Hedge-hyssop

Scientific Name:
Gratiola heterosepala

Status:
California Native; State-listed as endangered

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cattails_r The mission of The Natomas Basin Conservancy is to promote biological conservation along with economic development and the continuation of agriculture in the Natomas Basin. The Habitat Conservation Plan establishes a multi-species conservation program to mitigate the expected loss of habitat values and take of protected species that would result from urban development, operation irrigation and drainage systems, and rice farming. The goal of the Habitat Conservation Plan is to preserve, restore, and enhance habitat values in the Natomas Basin while allowing urban development to proceed according to local land use plans.

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Covered Species Catalog

Covered SpeciesThe Conservancy, acting as Plan Operator for the Natomas Basin Habitat Conservation Plan (NBHCP), and the Metro Air Park Habitat Conservation Plan (MAPHCP), is charged with the conservation and protection of the 22 species “covered” by both Habitat Conservation Plans and Incidental Take Permits. These Covered Species are cataloged in a publication produced by the Conservancy. The Covered Species catalog is available at no cost as a free download. It is useful as an educational tool for field personnel, consultants, visitors, researchers and others with a general interest in the NBHCP and MAPHCP.

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Seasons of the Natomas Basin Conservancy
The Conservancy’s Seasons of the Natomas Basin Conservancy booklet contains 26 photos by Gerry Tsuruda, noted landscape and nature photographer. View it online…

Sutter County Permit Area finalized

Sutter Co Permit MapSutter County enjoys 7,467 Permitted Acres out of the 17,500-acre NBHCP “Permit Area.” Recently, the Parties to the NBHCP approved a revision to the NBHCP, which clarified exactly the boundaries of the Sutter County Permit Area. The Conservancy’s Board of Directors joined in with its approval at its recent Board meeting.

“This makes clear, with certainty, exactly where the Sutter County Permit Area lies,” noted John Roberts, Executive Director of the Conservancy. “All parties now have certainty as to where mitigation land could be realistically established and also, where urbanization can take place.” The result is a benefit to Sutter County, landowners in the area, and the Conservancy, which are now able to be precise with its delineation of the Sutter County Permit Area.

2013 Implementation Annual Report

2013 Annual Implementation Report Executive SummaryEach year, the Conservancy must file an Implementation Annual Report with the state and federal Wildlife Agencies as well as to all “parties” to the Natomas Basin Habitat Conservation Plan (NBHCP). The Metro Air Park Habitat Conservation Plan is also included in the circulation. These reports are extensive (many hundreds of pages in length). An Executive Summary Report is available which capsulizes the more comprehensive report, complete report. This 2013 Executive Summary report is now available. Past year reports are available in the Helpful Documents section under Annual Reports & Audited Financial Statements.

2013 Implementation Annual Report (PDF, 1.03MB)


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