Mitigation Projects

Blackburn Vernal Pool Conservation Bank

Wildlands has established the Blackburn Vernal Pool Conservation Bank in southeastern Tehama County, California. The 631-acre site consists of vernal pools, vernal swales, and upland habitats. The Bank was approved in 2007 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and provides vernal pool preservation credits for unavoidable permitted impacts within portions of Tehama, Shasta, Glenn, Butte, and Colusa Counties.

The Bank's functional goal is to maximize benefits to existing vernal pool habitat to aid the recovery efforts for the vernal pool fairy shrimp (Branchinecta lynchii) and other vernal pool endemic species.

The Bank is undergoing annual maintenance and monitoring to ensure long-term success. Long-term protection of the Bank is ensured with a permanent conservation easement and non-wasting endowment.

631 acres

Location: Tehama County, California

Mitigation Types

  • Vernal Pool Preservation

Service Area

Northwestern Sacramento Valley Vernal Pool Region as established by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Approving Agencies

  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

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