Best Slough Vernal Pool Preserve

  • California
  • Yuba County
Service Territory
  • Species & Related Habitats: Swainson's hawk, Vernal pool fairy shrimp, Vernal pool tadpole shrimp

The 88-acre Best Slough Vernal Pool Preserve located in Yuba County consists of preserved and restored vernal pool and swales, and Swainson’s hawk foraging habitat.

The Preserve is owned by Yuba-Sutter Disposal, Inc. as a buffer for the Ostrom Road Landfill and was approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service as mitigation for the Three River Levee Improvements Authority’s Feather River, Bear River, and Western Pacific Interceptor Canal Levee Improvement Projects.

Available Mitigation

  • Vernal pool fairy shrimp preservation
  • Vernal pool tadpole shrimp preservation
  • Swainson’s hawk