Mitigation Projects

Dove Ridge Conservation Bank

The Dove Ridge Conservation Bank consists of 2,400 acres of vernal pools, vernal swales, vernal pool/swale complex, vernal marsh, seasonal wetland, riparian and upland habitats. The Bank is located in Butte County, California, approximately six miles northwest of the city of Oroville.

The goal of the Bank is to preserve the existing components of the vernal pools/swales and upland grassland habitats. Specifically, the objective is to maintain and enhance the diversity of native wetland and upland flora and fauna, while also providing habitat for existing special-status species that occur on site. Five special-status plant species have been documented on-site, including Butte County meadowfoam (Limnanthes floccosa ssp. californica), and vernal pool fairy shrimp (Branchinecta lynchi) and vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi) have been observed throughout the site. The site contains 233 acres of delineated vernal pool habitat, approximately 66 acres as riparian/emergent wetland habitat, and an additional 17.5 acres as intermittent creek habitat.

2,400 acres

Location: Butte County, California

Mitigation Types

  • Vernal Pool Preservation

Service Area

The service area is portions of the Northeastern Sacramento Valley Vernal Pool Region, which includes all of Butte County and the eastern half of Tehama County as shown on the service area map.

Approving Agencies

  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

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