The Conservancy, acting as Plan Operator for the Natomas Basin Habitat Conservation Plan and the Metro Air Park Habitat Conservation Plan, must care for the 22 species “covered” by the HCPs and the Incidental Take Permits. These “Covered Species” are cataloged in a new publication produced by the Conservancy. It available at no cost as a free download on the Conservancy’s web site. It is useful as an educational tool for field personnel, consultants, visitors, researchers and others with a general interest in the HCPs.
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.