New appointments to the Conservancy’s Board of Directors

New appointments to the Conservancy’s Board of Directors

The City of Sacramento has appointed two new members to the Conservancy’s Board of Directors. It also re-appointed a third member to a renewed term. Former City Council member Steve Cohn and former City of Sacramento City Manager John Shirey were appoi …

Featured Photographers

Featured Photographers

The Conservancy is obligated to document activity on the preserves. It is assisted with its photo documentation responsibilites by some very good photographers, skilled in landscape and wildlife photography. We introduce them here…

“Big Hat” Award

“Big Hat” Award

Sacramento attorney Nick Avdis was awarded the Conservancy’s “Big Hat” Award.

Conservancy Outreach

Conservancy Outreach

In continuing efforts to expand public knowledge about the Conservancy and its work, Conservancy staff makes contact with various organizations on a regular basis. Conservancy Executive Director, John Roberts recently appeared before the Board of Direc …

Conservancy preserves recognized as potential fire break

Sacramento Mayor Pro Tem Angelique Ashby, who represents the North Natomas area, was recently interviewed by the press and media while on the scene of a large grass fire in North Natomas. She drew attention to a nearby Natomas Basin Conservancy preserv …

Important new research on Giant garter snakes

A recent publication titled, “Defining population structure and genetic signatures of decline in the giant garter snake (Thamnophis gigas): implications for conserving threatened species within highly altered landscapes,”  breaks some new ground …

2014 Implementation Annual Report

2014 Implementation Annual Report

Each 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 …

Rice Commission interview: rice and NBHCP-covered aquatic species

The California Rice Commission interviewed the Conservancy’s John Roberts regarding rice production in the Sacramento Valley and the health of various NBHCP-covered aquatic species, including the Giant garter snake. In the interview, Roberts notes that …

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