The NBHCP Species

Get an inside look at our protected species and learn why they are listed as endangered or threatened.

Covered Wildlife

Listed, Candidate, and Other Species

Aleutian cackling goose

Branta hutchinsii leucopareia

Bank swallow

Riparia riparia

Burrowing owl

Athene cunicularia

California tiger salamander

Ambystoma californiense

Giant garter snake

Thamnophis gigas

Loggerhead shrike

Lanius ludovicianus

Midvalley fairy shrimp

Branchinecta mesovallensis

Northwestern pond turtle

Actinemys marmorata

Swainson’s hawk

Buteo swainsoni

Tricolored blackbird

Agelaius tricolor

Valley elderberry longhorn beetle

Desmocerus californicus dimorphus

Vernal pool fairy shrimp

Branchinecta lynchi

Vernal pool tadpole shrimp

Lepidurus packardi

Western spadefoot

Spea hammondii

White-faced ibis

Plegadis chihi

Covered Plants

Listed, Candidate, and Other Species

Boggs lake hedge-hyssop

Gratiola heterosepala

Colusa grass

Neostapfia colusana

Delta tule pea

Lathyrus jepsonii var. jepsonii


Legenere limosa

Sacramento orcutt grass

Orcuttia viscida

Slender orcutt grass

Orcuttia tenuis

Valley arrowhead

Sagittaria sanfordii

HCP “Covered Species” Catalog

The Conservancy, acting as Plan Operator for the Natomas Basin Habitat Conservation Plan (NBHCP), and the Metro Air Park Habitat Conservation Plan (MAPHCP), is charged with the conservation and protection of the 22 species “covered” by both Habitat Conservation Plans and Incidental Take Permits.
These Covered Species are catalogued in a publication produced by the Conservancy. The Covered Species catalog is available at no cost as a free download. It is useful as an educational tool for field personnel, consultants, visitors, researchers and others with a general interest in the NBHCP and MAPHCP.