Hamilton Ranch Conservation Bank
Project TypeConservation Bank
LocationCalifornia | Tehama County
Project SizeHabitat: 393.70 AC
SolutionEnvironmental Mitigation, Species Habitat Mitigation
- Blue oak woodland
- Northern hardpan vernal pool
SpeciesConservancy fairy shrimp, Hoover’s spurge, Slender Orcutt grass, Vernal pool fairy shrimp, Vernal pool tadpole shrimp
Hamilton Ranch Conservation Bank is a 393.7-acre working cattle ranch in Tehama County. The Hamilton family has practiced wildlife-friendly grazing and ranching operations for decades, and their efforts have worked to sustain the large northern hardpan vernal pool landscape.
Establishment of the Hamilton Ranch Conservation Bank ensures this pristine landscape of vernal pools and blue oak woodlands supporting a rich array of special status plant species and vernal pool crustaceans will be protected in perpetuity. Due to the unique assemblage of species on the site, the USFWS has granted a large service area, including the Dales, Vina Plains, Oroville, Richvale, Honcut, Chico, Doe Mill, and Palermo core vernal pool areas.
Available Credit Types
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- Slender Orcutt grass
- Hoover’s spurge
- Conservancy fairy shrimp
- Vernal pool fairy shrimp
- Vernal pool tadpole shrimp