- Strategic Goals
- Environmental Review & Permitting
- Conservation Planning
- Invasive Species
- Native Plant Program
Conservation Planning Branch
CA Department of Fish and Wildlife
1416 Ninth Street, 12th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Lands Not Appropriate for Conservation / Mitigation Banking
Generally, lands that meet one or more of the following criteria are not appropriate for conservation/mitigation banking:
- Lands that do not support significant biological resources, and restoration is not planned or feasible.
- Lands that do not contribute to a regional reserve system or recovery strategy.
- Lands that cannot sustain their long term biological viability due to small size, isolation, and/or habitat fragmentation.
- Land used as mitigation for a previous project(s).
- Land already designated or dedicated for passive park or open space use, where that use is generally compatible with sustaining biological values.
- Land purchased for designated purposes which are not consistent with habitat preservation, where the use of the land is irrevocably limited to the incompatible activity (e.g., lands purchased for roads, landfills, etc.).
- Land acquired by a public entity (e.g., with State Bond Act funds) or provided to a jurisdiction for park or natural open space purposes. This criteria excludes land purchased by state and local agencies specifically for the purposes of mitigation or mitigation banking assuming the funding source is appropriate.
- Lands with existing easements that are incompatible with the purposes of the bank.