Betts Tract Swainson’s Hawk Sighting

A pair of dark morph Swainson’s hawks perched on a tree on the Conservancy’s Betts tract. Photo by Margaret and Bud Widdowson.Already this year, on March 24, 2005, wildlife biologists working for the Conservancy spotted and photographed Swainson’s hawk… Continue Reading Betts Tract Swainson’s Hawk Sighting

Year-end 2003 LANDSAT Photo Available

In its annual satellite image of the Natomas Basin, the Conservancy’s managed marsh construction projects are increasingly revealing themselves. A copy of the LANDSAT image of the Natomas Basin taken November 2003 is available for viewing and download.… Continue Reading Year-end 2003 LANDSAT Photo Available

Restoration & Enhancement Progress Report

Aerial view of the Conservancy’s Natomas Farms 2003 managed marsh project. Note Fisherman’s Lake to the left and behind the marsh area, with suburban Sacramento in the far background.The largest managed marsh construction effort in the Conservancy’s hi… Continue Reading Restoration & Enhancement Progress Report

Restoration and Enhancement Construction Nearly Completed

Construction activity on the Conservancy’s Cummings tract.The Conservancy’s 2004 restoration and enhancement construction efforts were largely focused on the Conservancy’s Cummings tract. The Cummings tract project resembled last year’s work on the nea… Continue Reading Restoration and Enhancement Construction Nearly Completed

Latest Acquisition Adds to Central Basin Reserve Area

The Conservancy’s latest land acquisition is the 148-acre “Tufts” tract. The property lies west of U.S. Highway 99, north of Elverta Road and in the Sacramento County portion of the Basin. It is the first acquisition for 2004. The acquisition assists w… Continue Reading Latest Acquisition Adds to Central Basin Reserve Area

Conservancy Makes Large Land Acquisition

The Conservancy recently completed acquisition of two parcels that have been integrated into its habitat lands inventory. The 181-acre Huffman West tract and the 136-acre Huffman East tract are contiguous, and also connect with other Conservancy preser… Continue Reading Conservancy Makes Large Land Acquisition

New Board Members

(September 4, 2003)  New Board members joined the Conservancy’s Board of Directors for its September 3, 2003 regular meeting. Sutter County’s appointees to the Board are Bob Barrett, John Hewitt, Paul Junker, and Danelle Stylos. Each was appointed by t… Continue Reading New Board Members

Giant Garter Snake Discovered on Conservancy Preserve

Lisa Martin, a scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey, prepares the first giant garter snake (an immature male) identified on the Conservancy’s BKS preserve for measuring, weighing, health examination and tagging while Conservancy President David Ch… Continue Reading Giant Garter Snake Discovered on Conservancy Preserve

USFWS Issues Permit for New Habitat Conservation Plan

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced that it has approved a Habitat Conservation Plan and related environmental documents that allow for planned urban development and conservation of habitat for nearly two-dozen protected species in the 5… Continue Reading USFWS Issues Permit for New Habitat Conservation Plan

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