(April 1, 2016) The Natomas Basin HCP requires that the Conservancy collaborate with other scientific entities to promote understanding about issues relevant to the implementation of the HCP.
In this case, the Conservancy has cooperated with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (see scientists photographed here on Conservancy preserves gathering readings from their instruments).
Since the Conservancy has some of the least disturbed soils in the Natomas Basin, it is a perfect laboratory for scientific inquiry. In this case, the Corps of Engineers is conducting a multi-year study of wetland soils in the Natomas Basin. The information generated by this research will be shared with the Conservancy, helping add to the knowledge the Conservancy holds about its preserves.