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Big Gun Conservation Bank

Big Gun Conservation Bank

Placer County, CA

Species Conservation

The Big Gun Conservation Bank located in Michigan Bluff, Placer County boasts the largest number of documented California red-legged frogs in the entire Sierra Nevadas.

In 2008, after numerous attempts by local, State and federal entities to purchase the property with grant money had fallen through, Westervelt Ecological Services stepped in and acquired the property to assist the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in accomplishing their stated recovery goals for the Red-legged frog in the Sierras.

Given the ecological importance of this particular site, the site is permitted to sell mitigation for the entire Sierra Nevada range of the California red-legged frog.


Service Area

WES wants to answer all your questions related to compensatory mitigation. Whether you have issues related to service areas, credit types, ratios, or agency approvals- we are here to help.

The service area includes portions of Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Lassen, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Pumas, Sacramento, San Benito, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, and Yuba Counties.

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