Bullock Bend Mitigation Project

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General Information

The Bullock Bend Mitigation Bank is a 119.65-acre site in Yolo County, California that has been approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Wildlife and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration to provide credits for impacts to salmon, steelhead, Swainson’s hawk, other waters of the U.S., and riparian habitat.

Surrounded on three sides by the Sacramento River, restoration of the site has re-established connectivity between the river and the historic floodplain through the breach of a farm berm on the south side of the property. This has allowed the river water to naturally flood the property, creating off-channel salmonid rearing habitat. Habitat types developed at the bank include restored floodplain riparian, enhanced riparian floodplain forest and enhanced shaded riverine aquatic habitat.

The property has been identified in the Sacramento River Conservation Area Forum Handbook (2003) as a key location within the planning conservation area appropriate for restoration projects. The floodplain restoration and breaching of a farm berm on the property supports the objectives of the Recovery Plan for Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon, Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon, and Central Valley steelhead. In addition, these restoration efforts support the Priority 1 Recovery Action 1.9 (Central Valley) in the Plan because the project is incorporated into the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan through the Mid & Upper Sacramento River Regional Flood Management Plan.

Habitat Overview

  • Central Valley Steelhead
  • Other Waters of the United States
  • Riverine and Floodplain Riparian Habitat
  • Salmonid - Central Valley Spring-Run Chinook Salmon
  • Salmonid - Sacramento River Winter-Run Chinook Salmon
  • Swainson's Hawk Nesting Buffer

Bullock Bend Mitigation Project

Habitat Types

  • Central Valley Steelhead
  • Other Waters of the United States
  • Riverine and Floodplain Riparian Habitat
  • Salmonid - Central Valley Spring-Run Chinook Salmon
  • Salmonid - Sacramento River Winter-Run Chinook Salmon
  • Swainson's Hawk Nesting Buffer
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More Information

Bullock Bend Mitigation Bank has service areas for the following credit types; salmonids, other waters of the United States, Swainson's hawk nesting buffer, and riparian.

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