CalSierra Construction's Randy Waite

Appreciation for an extraordinary job

CalSierra Construction’s Randy Waite was awarded the Conservancy’s “Big Hat” award at the Conservancy’s August Board of Directors meeting. The Conservancy occasionally gives its “Big Hat” Award to individuals who do extraordinary things t… Continue Reading Appreciation for an extraordinary job

More Research & Education Series papers added

The Conservancy has added several new Research & Education Series papers to its web site database. The new papers include a 2008 status report on giant garter snakes in the Natomas Basin, a report on monitoring avian productivity on a Conservancy prese… Continue Reading More Research & Education Series papers added

Avian monitoring project

A dedicated group of volunteers recently completed a research project on Conservancy land detailing the numbers and types of birds on the preserve. Working under the direction of Julia Camp and Doug Leslie, the range of birds identified by the team is… Continue Reading Avian monitoring project

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Conservancy “Research & Education Series” debut

The Conservancy has begun posting research and education papers on its web site for public consumption. The purpose of the effort is to promote better understanding of the biological and scientific issues associated with the implementation of the Natom… Continue Reading Conservancy “Research & Education Series” debut

Tract map of Betts, Kismat and Silva preserves in the Conservancy's Central Basin Reserve Area.

New “Tract Map” series

The Conservancy has long relied on aerial photos to assist in the habitat land management effort. As its preserve holdings have expanded, there has been an increasing need to identify specific features as reference points, to better educate contractors… Continue Reading New “Tract Map” series

Two-year channel clearing projects completed

The Natomas Basin HCP requires that the Conservancy’s marsh complexes remain fully functional. The watered channels of the marsh complexes are the biggest challenge in achieving this functionality requirement. During the summers of 2007 and 2008, the f… Continue Reading Two-year channel clearing projects completed

August 2008 Board Meeting

This is a notice of a regular meeting of the Board of Directors of The Natomas Basin Conservancy on Wednesday, August 6, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the offices of The Natomas Basin Conservancy, 2150 River Plaza Drive, Suite 400, Sacr… Continue Reading August 2008 Board Meeting

Burrowing owl mound progress

Burrowing owl mound progress

Working with the County of Sacramento, the Conservancy’s Alleghany 50 tract burrowing owl enhancement project is nearing completion. The project is being done by the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District as a mitigation project, and the Conser… Continue Reading Burrowing owl mound progress

Central Basin Map

Preserve consolidation and expansion; enhance urban separator

The Conservancy announces the completion of a series of three land exchanges designed to consolidate preserves and reduce fragmented habitat lands. The effort was completed over a period of three and one-half years, and was done to secure land with sup… Continue Reading Preserve consolidation and expansion; enhance urban separator

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