Constructing Giant Garter Snake Habitat


Colusa Basin Time Lapse

Construction is underway at Colusa Basin Mitigation Bank (CBMB) in Colusa County. Once completed the 160 acre CBMB will benefit the threatened Giant garter snake (Thamnophis gigas) by offering habitat that supports all life stages of the snake.

This time lapse video highlights construction of the habitat.

CBMB is approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to provide mitigation credits to offset impacts to the giant garter snake and 404 seasonal wetlands.

The CBMB service areas include portions of Tehama, Glenn, Butte, Colusa, Yolo, Sutter, and Solano counties and will assist in fulfilling the species mitigation needs due to the significant economic growth in areas, such as development along the Interstate 5 corridor.

To learn more about the site and the credits available visit the project page on our website.