October 2, 2019 Compensation & Governance Committee Meeting

This is a notice of a meeting of the Compensation and Governance Committee of the Board of Directors of The Natomas Basin Conservancy on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the Conservancy’s office, 2150 River Plaza Drive, Suite 460,...

October 2, 2019 Board Meeting Agenda

This is notice of a regular meeting of the Board of Directors of The Natomas Basin Conservancy on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at The Natomas Basin Conservancy, 2150 River Plaza Drive, Sacramento, California, first floor conference...

August 7, 2019 Board Meeting Agenda

This is notice of a regular meeting of the Board of Directors of The Natomas Basin Conservancy on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at The Natomas Basin Conservancy, 2150 River Plaza Drive, Sacramento, California, first floor conference...
High wire act

High wire act

On the Conservancy’s flagship preserve, a couple of daredevil raccoons have scaled and occupied a lookout post that looks a little dangerous to us. Are they sentries for others? Afraid of an “alpha” in their tribe? Banished from their tribe? Or just playing? This is...
Chewy

Chewy

In this photo, we show the perfect situation for water’s edge vegetation management. The photo, taken today on the Conservancy’s flagship preserve, shows goats grazing on bankside vegetation. Why I said “perfect” in the lead for this post has to do with the fact that...

June 5, 2019 Board Meeting Agenda

This is notice of a regular meeting of the Board of Directors of The Natomas Basin Conservancy on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at The Natomas Basin Conservancy, 2150 River Plaza Dr., Sacramento, California, Suite 380 conference room....
A remarkable find

A remarkable find

(May 9, 2019) Species covered by the Natomas Basin Habitat Conservation Plan (NBHCP) such as the Giant garter snake were abundant in 2018. In this instance, four Giant garter snakes (Thamnophis gigas) were spotted in rocked spillway on a Conservancy managed marsh...
Hollywood star on Conservancy preserve

Hollywood star on Conservancy preserve

(April 30, 2019) The photo that accompanies this story was taken the day the movie “Avengers: End Game” was released. The movie set a record for ticket sales: $1 billion, just for the opening weekend. One of the stars of the movie, Rocket Raccoon, was...
2018 Implementation Annual Report

2018 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 also included in the...
In suspension

In suspension

(April 26, 2019) Giant garter snakes are known to be elusive. They never “pose” for a photo. They are “escape artists,” especially when approached. The photos we most often see of them are taken as they are swimming away in a marsh or wetland, quickly disappearing out...