Mitigation Projects

Daley Ranch Vernal Pool Conservation Bank

The 665-acre Daley Ranch Vernal Pool Conservation Bank is located south of Oroville at the base of the Sierra Nevada Foothills in an unincorporated portion of Butte County, California. The Bank was approved in 2007 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to offer vernal pool preservation conservation credits for permitted impacts within its approved service area.

The Bank is managed and maintained to ensure that the vernal pool landscape benefits the continued existence and recovery efforts for the vernal pool fairy shrimp, vernal pool tadpole shrimp and California linderiella while providing habitat for other locally important species including golden eagles (Aquila chrysaetos), prairie falcons (Falco mexicanus), white-tailed kites (Elanus caeuleus) and Ferruginous hawks (Buteo regalis). The Bank property is permanently protected by a recorded conservation easement and a dedicated, non-wasting endowment account.

Special-Status Wildlife Species Observed On-site

Tadpole Shrimp
  • Vernal Pool Fairy Shrimp
  • Vernal Pool Tadpole Shrimp
  • California Linderiella
  • Bald Eagle
  • Golden Eagle
  • White-tailed Kite
  • Ferruginous Hawk
  • Prairie Falcon

665 acres

Location: Butte County, California

Mitigation Types

  • Vernal Pool Preservation

Service Area

Northeastern Sacramento Valley Vernal Pool Region as defined by Keeler-Wolfe et al. (1998).

Approving Agencies

  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

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