The goal of the Bank is to manage a vernal pool landscape so that habitat conditions benefit the continued existence and recovery efforts for the vernal pool fairy shrimp (Branchinecta lynchii), vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi), while also providing habitat for other locally important species such as the California State listed Swainson’s hawk (Buteo Swainsoni).
The Bank contains approximately 35.474 acres of vernal pool and swale habitat, 5.509 acres of disturbed vernal pool and swale habitat, 15.362 acres of seasonal wetlands and 169.177 acres of uplands.
Location: Placer County, California
- Vernal Pool Preservation
- Swainson’s Hawk
Vernal pool preservation credits servicing portions of western Placer County.
- U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
For additional information on the Western Placer Schools Conservation Bank, please contact Julie Maddox at (916) 435-3555 or firstname.lastname@example.org.