As required by the 2003 NBHCP, the Conservancy’s annual audit of year-end financials has been completed. A clean opinion was issued by auditors Gilbert Associates, Inc. of Sacramento on March 24, 2010. Representatives of Gilbert met independently with the Conservancy’s Audit Committee, which in turn presented the results to the Conservancy’s April 7, 2010 meeting of the Board of Directors. The report will be included as a part of the forthcoming 2009 Implementation Annual Report.
The latest Conservancy land acquisition, the “Richter tract,” adds 80 acres to the organization’s Central Basin Reserve Area. This is the portion of the Natomas Basin where rice production is the dominant land use.