About Us

The Natomas Basin Conservancy was incorporated on October 21, 1994, as a California Non-profit Public Benefit Corporation. Its primary purpose is to implement the Natomas Basin Habitat Conservation Plan.

What We Do

In essence, the Conservancy provides refuge and sanctuary for wildlife displaced by urban activity in the Natomas Basin.


Management Plan Goals

From developing habitat preserves to restoring areas for nesting, learn about the Conservancy’s key objectives.

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How to Help

How you can help the Conservancy implement NBHCP.


Conservancy “Big Hat” Award

The Conservancy’s “Big Hat” Award is given to those who perform extraordinary service on behalf of the Conservancy.

The Conservancy works closely with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the City of Sacramento, County of Sutter and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to fulfill the requirements of the Natomas Basin Habitat Conservation Plan (NBHCP).


The Conservancy acquires and manages land for the purpose of meeting the objectives of the Natomas Basin Habitat Conservation Plan.


The Conservancy envisions implementing the NBHCP in a manner that successfully meets the Plan’s biological goals, makes efficient use of fee payer funding, and facilitates permit holder activities covered under the Plan over the long term.

Goal & Objectives


The Conservancy will maintain itself as an effective organization, and will at all times be capable of serving as the NBHCP’s plan operator.


  1. Apply principles of sound science in the creation and management of habitat reserves.
  2. Review and focus on the NBHCP long-term finance model to ensure the Conservancy is financially capable of fully performing its plan operator responsibilities.
  3. Seek opportunities to help ensure the long-term persistence of species covered under the NBHCP.

The Natomas Basin Conservancy General Fact Sheet includes the following:

  • Background
  • Organizational Facts and Figures
  • Wildlife and Land Resources
  • Financial (includes current and historical HCP fees)