Mitigation Projects

Reeds Creek Vernal Pool Preserve

The Reed’s Creek Vernal Pool Preserve is a 37-acre vernal pools/vernal swale complex and upland habitat preserve located in southern Yuba County, California. The Preserve is located southeast of the city of Linda and northeast of Olivehurst, at the southeast corner of the intersection of Griffith Avenue and Erle Road.

The goal of the Preserve is to preserve and maintain the quality of the existing vernal pools, vernal swales, and other seasonal wetland habitats on the site to benefit the continued existence and recovery efforts for the vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi), vernal pool fairy shrimp (Branchinecta lynchi) and California linderiella (Linderiella occidentalis) while providing habitat for other locally important species that may inhabit vernal pool landscapes. The relatively flat landscape of the Preserve supports 16.65-acres of vernal pools/vernal swale complex, 0.65-acres of seasonal wetland, and 19.7-acres of annual grassland.

Suitable Habitat On-Site

Tadpole Shrimp
  • Vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi) [detected on-site]
  • California linderiella fairy shrimp (Linderiella occidentalis) [detected on-site]
  • Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio)
  • Vernal pool fairy shrimp (Branchinecta lynchi)
  • Midvalley fairy shrimp (Branchinecta mesovallensis)
  • California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiese)
  • Ferruginous hawk (Buteo regalis) (wintering)
  • Swainson's hawk (Buteo swainsoni) (nesting)
  • White-tailed kite (Black-shouldered kite) (Elanus leucurus) (nesting)
  • Loggerhead shrike (Lanius ludovicianus) (nesting)
  • Tricolored blackbird (Agelaius tricolor) (nesting colony)

38 acres

Location: Yuba County, California

Mitigation Types

  • Vernal Pool Preservation

Service Area

Mitigation approved on a case-by-case basis in Yuba, Sutter, and Placer Counties.

For additional information on the Reeds Creek Vernal Pool Preserve, please contact Julie Maddox at (916) 435-3555 or