Ohlone West Conservation Bank (OWCB) occurs within Southern Alameda County and is immediately adjacent to the existing Ohlone Preserve Conservation Bank, owned by Fletcher Ranch Roads Properties, LLC and managed by Fletcher Conservation Lands.
The OWCB habitats support Alameda whipsnake, CA tiger salamander, and CA red-legged frogs. Service Area Maps are agency-approved.
The Ohlone Preserve Conservation Bank(OPCB) is located in Southern Alameda County and has been open since 2005. The bank contains 640 acres of oak woodland, scrub, and grassland habitat. It is bisected by San Antonio Creek and has four ponds supporting breeding CA tiger salamanders and CA red-legged frogs.
The extensive chamise chaparral provides excellent habitat for the Alameda whipsnake. The OPCB habitats support numerous native species of plants and wildlife. The OPCB, along with OWCB and OECB, provide 1640 contiguous acres of preserved habitat. These preserves form an extensive contiguous landmass with watershed lands of the San Francisco PUC and open space preserves of the East Bay Regional Park District.
At its inception, OPCB offered mitigation credits for the California red-legged frog, Alameda whipsnake, and California tiger salamander. Credits for all species are sold out and the land is managed by Fletcher Conservation Lands to preserve and protect its vulnerable species in perpetuity.
Mountain House Conservation Bank is located in eastern Alameda County, north of Livermore, CA. The bank consists of 147 acres of grassland, seasonal alkali wetland, perennial wetlands, and pond habitat. The property is adjacent to the Department of Fish and Wildlife's Byron Conservation Bank and is just north of the Bethany Reservoir, a state-managed facility.
The Bank was opened for business in July 2012 and offered multi-species conservation credits for six special status species. Burrowing owl breeding credits are still available. All other credits are sold out.
Ohlone East is a 320 Acre swath contiguous with Ohlone Preserve Conservation Bank (OPCB). It is a rich habitat for a number of species, including those endangered species present on the neighboring OPCB: California red-legged frog, Alameda whipsnake, and California tiger salamander.
We hope to see this bank's California red-legged frog, California tiger salamander, and Alameda striped racer habitat become available as conservation credits within the next few years.