The Bank is proposed on a portion of a 3,500-acre cattle ranch (Vieira Ranch) located in unincorporated Alameda County. The Bank property is well-suited for conservation of CTS and CRLF in part because of its density of high-quality breeding habitat. Expansive grasslands within the surrounding property and landscape provide important movement corridors for species such as SJKF and support several special-status birds including tricolored blackbird, BUOW, and golden eagle as evidenced by the large number of occurrences in the vicinity and observations during surveys.
- California Tiger Salamander
- California Red-legged Frog
- Burrowing Owl
- San Joaquin Kit Fox
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The proposed service area boundaries are in development. The Covered Species service areas will be based on analyses of species’ federal recovery units and biological attributes; the Bank’s contribution to Covered Species and other special-status species habitat protection; local, regional, and federal planning efforts and recovery unit boundaries; and the area necessary to support a conservation bank of this size.
For additional information on the Vieira Ranch Conservation Bank, please contact Julie Maddox at 19167593100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.