Mitigation Projects

Brushy Creek Conservation Bank

The Brushy Creek Conservation Bank was established to preserve breeding and wintering habitat for the western burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia), a California Special Concern Species. The 120-acre Bank is located in Contra Costa County at the base of the interior central Coast Range foothills, approximately 1.5 miles south of the town of Byron. The Bank was established in 2000 by Wildlands, the owner and operator, who then conveyed a conservation easement for the property to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). Preservation of the site protects a mixture of annual grassland, vernal pool, and seasonal wetland habitats that are utilized by wintering and breeding burrowing owls.

120 acres

Location: Contra Costa County, California

Mitigation Types

  • Burrowing Owl

Service Area

Portions of Contra Costa, Alameda, and Santa Clara Counties.

Approving Agencies

  • California Department of Fish & Wildlife

For additional information on the Brushy Creek Conservation Bank, please contact Julie Maddox at (916) 435-3555 or