Paul Junker

Veteran Conservancy Board member retires

One of the Conservancy’s longest-serving Board member, Paul Junker, has retired from the Board after nearly a decade of service. “Paul has been a valuable asset to the Conservancy’s Board. As the drafter of the 2003 Natomas Basin Habitat Conserva… Continue Reading Veteran Conservancy Board member retires

2011 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 Habit Conservation Plan. These reports extend to nearly 1,000 pages, but an Executive Sum… Continue Reading 2011 Implementation Annual Report

Latest LANDSAT image now available

The Conservancy is required to document a number of conditions in the 54,000-acre Natomas Basin, and each year since its inception, it has acquired a LANDSAT image so that documentation is Basin-wide and trackable from year-to-year. LANDSAT is a long-s… Continue Reading Latest LANDSAT image now available

Conservancy’s Annual Audit for year ended December 31, 2011 completed

As required by the 2003 NBHCP and California’s Non-profit Integrity Act of 2004, the Conservancy’s annual audit of year-end financials has been completed. A clean opinion was issued by auditors Gilbert Associates, Inc. of Sacramento. Representatives of… Continue Reading Conservancy’s Annual Audit for year ended December 31, 2011 completed

Rice Harvest Redemption

Rice Harvest from Natomas Basin Conservancy on Vimeo.The NBHCP requires that 50 percent of all Conservancy-owned land be committed to rice production. The giant garter snake and certain other of the HCP’s “Covered Species” rely heavily on rice producti… Continue Reading Rice Harvest Redemption

Covered Species

“HCP” Covered Species Catalog Available

The Conservancy, acting as Plan Operator for the Natomas Basin Habitat Conservation Plan and the Metro Air Park Habitat Conservation Plan, must care for the 22 species “covered” by the HCPs and the Incidental Take Permits. These “Covered Species” are c… Continue Reading “HCP” Covered Species Catalog Available

Channel clearing project near completion

Phase I of the planned three-phase channel clearing effort on the Conservancy’s BKS tract is nearing completion. On Tuesday, September 13, 2011, water was turned on to the first of the five water control areas for re-flooding purposes. The Conservancy… Continue Reading Channel clearing project near completion

2009 Tree Count

Annual tree monitoring report

The Conservancy has enjoyed a excellent longstanding relationship with the Sacramento Tree Foundation (STF). Each year, the Conservancy engages STF to count and evaluate the trees on Conservancy preserves. With each report, there is more helpful inform… Continue Reading Annual tree monitoring report

Conservancy’s 2010 Annual Audit – Clean Opinion Issued

The annual audit of the Conservancy’s financial statements is complete (Download in PDF format). Gilbert Associates, Inc. issued a clean opinion on the December 31, 2010 financial statements and internal controls over financial reporting. No management… Continue Reading Conservancy’s 2010 Annual Audit – Clean Opinion Issued

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