In addition to providing Joshua tree mitigation, the proposed Bank will also provide offsite compensatory mitigation for stream habitat and may potentially serve as mitigation for other special-status species, as warranted. Establishment of the Bank will permanently protect a biologically rich area with approximately 21,000 western Joshua trees and nearly 10 acres of stream habitat.
Location: Kern County, California
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The proposed service area boundary is in development. The Joshua tree service area will take into consideration the distribution of western Joshua tree as well as the Bank’s location within the Western Mojave Desert Tortoise Recovery Unit.
For additional information on the Antelope Valley Conservation Bank, please contact Julie Maddox at 19164353555 or firstname.lastname@example.org.