Mitigation Projects

Locust Road Mitigation Bank

The Locust Road Mitigation Bank is an approximately 75-acre project located 9 miles west of the City of Roseville in Placer County, California. Historically the project site was utilized for agricultural production (i.e., rice and wheat). The Bank site location was chosen because of its restoration potential, ecological suitability, and consistency with local conservation goals. The Bank was constructed in the Fall of 2008 and Summer of 2009 to provide vernal pool and seasonal wetland habitat. Wildlands re-established 11.39 acres of vernal pools, corresponding swale features, and 2.53 acres of seasonal wetlands on the site. The vernal pools serve as habitat for the federally threatened vernal pool fairy shrimp (Branchinecta lynchi). The Bank is approved by USACE and USFWS to provide compensatory credits for permitted impacts to jurisdictional wetlands and vernal pools, including the vernal pool fairy shrimp, within the approved service area.

The Bank is protected by a recorded conservation easement which will preserve these resources in perpetuity. Fairy Shrimp

75 acres

Location: Placer County, California

Mitigation Types

  • Wetland/Waters of the U.S.
  • Swainson’s Hawk
  • Vernal Pool Creation

Service Area

- The Waters of the U.S. service area includes the 8-digit Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC) it is located within [Lower American River (18020111)] and the adjacent 8-digit HUC [Auburn-Ravine Coon Creek (180201610)].

- The covered species vernal pool service area follows the boundary of the Waters of the U.S. service area, but will only include the areas within the Southeastern Sacramento Vernal Pool Recovery Unit.

-Swainson's hawk mitigation is SOLD OUT -

Approving Agencies

  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

For additional information on the Locust Road Mitigation Bank, please contact Julie Maddox at (916) 435-3555 or