Conservation Banking

Giant Garter Snake, Brian Hansen USFWS
Giant Garter Snake, Brian Hansen USFWS (More photos)

Conservation banks are permanently protected lands that contain natural resource values. These lands are conserved and permanently managed for species that are endangered, threatened, candidates for listing as endangered or threatened, or are otherwise species-at-risk.

Conservation banks function to offset adverse impacts to these species that occurred elsewhere, sometimes referred to as off-site mitigation. In exchange for permanently protecting the land and managing it for these species, the Service approves a specified number of habitat or species credits that bank owners may sell. These bank owners are typically private business persons.

For more information see our pamphlet Conservation Banking: Incentives for Stewardship (PDF 173KB)

Information for Bankers and Prospective Bankers:

Banks within Our Area of Responsibility

For other banks whose service areas include the Delta, see the Sacramento Fish & Wildlife Office bank list.

Active Banks
Liberty Island Conservation Bank
Contact Information: Wildlands, Inc.
Contact Person: Julie Maddox
3855 Atherton Rd.
Rocklin, CA 95765
Phone: (916) 435-3555
Fax: 435-3556
www.wildlandsinc.com
Total Acres: 148
Credits: Delta smelt
Service Area: The entire legal Delta.
Service Area Counties: portions of Yolo, Sacramento, Solano, Contra Costa, Alameda and San Joaquin counties.

Service Area Map
PDF (6.3 MB)
North Delta Fish Conservation Bank
Contact Information: Wildlands, Inc.
Contact Person: Julie Maddox
3855 Atherton Rd.
Rocklin, CA 95765
Phone: (916) 435-3555
Fax: 435-3556
www.wildlandsinc.com
Total Acres: 175.63 (these are the total credits available for delta smelt)
Credits: Delta smelt
Service Area: The entire legal Delta.
Service Area Counties: portions of Yolo, Sacramento, Solano, Contra Costa, Alameda and San Joaquin counties.

Service Area Map
PDF (416 KB)