Great Valley Conservation Bank

  • California
  • Merced County
Service Territory
  • Species & Related Habitats: California tiger salamander, San Joaquin kit fox, Vernal pool fairy shrimp, Vernal pool tadpole shrimp

The 1,067-acre Great Valley Conservation Bank located in Merced County consists of grasslands and wetlands including approximately 117 acres of vernal pools and swales as well as an additional 950 acres of uplands.

The Bank was approved by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to provide mitigation for impacts to California tiger salamander within the Central Valley California tiger salamander subpopulation, San Joaquin kit fox within eastern side of the San Joaquin Valley historic distribution and known occupied habitat lands of the central and western areas of the San Joaquin Valley, and vernal pool preservation within the Southern Sierra Foothills Vernal Pool Region.

Available Credit Types

  • California tiger salamander
  • San Joaquin kit fox
  • Vernal pool fairy shrimp preservation
  • Vernal pool tadpole shrimp preservation

Pending Credit Types

  • California tiger salamander uplands (CDFW approved)
  • California tiger salamander aquatic (CDFW approved)