Property Highlights: The entire site is 2,720 acres with approximately 18 acres of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jurisdiction waters and wetlands and 21.6 acres of California Department of Fish and Wildlife Jurisdiction waters and wetlands. Native habitats include: oak, pine, and juniper woodlands, native grasslands, chaparral, coastal scrub, southern cottonwood/willow riparian forest, southern willow scrub, and freshwater seeps. There are at least 25 special-status wildlife species and 3 special status plant species present on the property, including golden eagles, coast horned lizards, and American badgers.
The property is currently undeveloped; there is little to no infrastructure on the property and it is largely undisturbed. It was formerly used for cattle grazing, although there is no longer any livestock onsite. Cattle troughs and fencing, and dirt roads remain, totaling 7.23 acres.
Location: This Los Angeles County property is located in the Santa Clara River Watershed (HUC 18070102) and Antelope Valley Watershed (HUC 18090206) with the closest town being Santa Clarita.
For more information, contact Tim DeGraff (consultant) via email or phone at (415) 259-9793.
The Soquel Canyon Mitigation Bank is a 300+ acre property located predominately within the City of Chino Hills in San Bernardino County, with a few acres located in Orange County. Its southern boundary is the Chino Hills State Park, a premier natural open space area near the junction of San Bernardino, Orange, Riverside and Los Angeles Counties. The State Park is a critical link in the Puente-Chino Hills biological corridor, encompassing over 14,000 acres of oaks, sycamores, and rolling grassy hills stretching nearly 31 miles from the Santa Ana Mountains to the Whittier Hills.
The Petersen Ranch Mitigation Bank, at over 4,000 acres, is the only bank in Los Angeles County, the largest bank in the State of California, and one of the largest banks in the United States. Situated within the boundaries of the proposed San Andreas Rift Zone Significant Ecological Area, it provides compensatory mitigation across a large part of Southern California.
Ridge Top Ranch Conservation Bank is 745 acres located in Solano County, CA. It is located in an area of important biological diversity and forms a key wildlife linkage corridor with several nearby properties.
For more information, contact Geoff Smick via email or phone at (415) 524-7535. You can also learn more about credits and service areas at the Ridge Top Ranch Wildlife Conservation Bank website.
The Elsie Gridley Mitigation Bank is one of the largest and most diverse banks in California. As a result, a single credit (i.e., acre) purchased from the bank can mitigate multiple species or habitats – a significant cost savings to project sponsors.