Since the year 2000, the Conservancy has acquired LANDSAT satellite images of the Natomas Basin. The images help with tracking changes in land use as well as in the Conservancy’s assemblage of mitigation land holdings. The Conservancy works with Ducks Unlimited’s cartographic experts to acquire the desired LANDSAT image, refine it, and then overlay the Conservancy’s properties onto the image (see red cross-hatched portions of the Natomas Basin). Each year, the Conservancy reviews the many satellite images taken in the autumn of the prior year. Some images are more clear than others, and some, like the image here for 2009, is cloud free. In this case, the fly-over image taken on October 9, 2009 was the most useful to the Conservancy.
Each year, the Conservancy must file an Implementation Annual Report with the state and federal Wildlife Agencies as well as to all “parties” to the Natomas Basin Habitat Conservation Plan (NBHCP). The Metro Air Park Habitat Conservation Plan is also included in the circulation. The Executive Summary of the Implementation… Continue Reading 2021 Implementation Annual Report