NLIP Landside Woodlands

Woodland Overview

September 26, 2016 - North Reigo Woodland Corridor

The Natomas Levee Improvement Project (NLIP) was constructed between 2008 and 2013.  To mitigate for impacted woodlands SAFCA preserved as many established landside oak woodland groves as possible and transplanted hundreds of oaks and numerous valley elderberry shrubs to nearby locations. Additionally, new woodlands were created to connect and or expand existing woodlands. The created woodlands consist of a mixture of native oak woodland and riparian species including elderberry shrubs (critical habitat for the Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle). These trees will ultimately provide and enhance the nesting habitat available for Swainson's hawks and other nesting birds.
Performance standards for both surival rate and canopy coverage were established to help ensure that each site is providing satisfactory compensation.
Annual Reports:   2011/2012 -  2013 - 2014 -  2015

Reigo & Teal Bend Corridors

Woodland corridors were created to connect with new and existing woodlands. In 2010 the Reigo North Corridor was planted, which begins just south of the North Cummings Woodland and ends just north of Reigo Road. The Teal Bend Corridor, planted in 2012, begins to the south of Elkhorn Blvd and connects several existing woodlands before ending north of I-5.

November 2, 2012 - North Reigo Woodland Corridor

Rio Ramaza & Novak Sites

These two sites were planted in 2012 with new woodlands and native grasses. The Rio Ramaz property is south of Riego Road and North of the Lausevic site. The Novak property is located east of Power Line Road.

April 23, 2010 - Novak Woodland