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Nicoluas Ranch VELB Conservation Bank

Nicoluas Ranch VELB

Conservation Bank

Sacramento County, CA

Species Conservation

Nicolaus Ranch VELB Conservation Bank is a 42.03-acre site to offset unavoidable impacts to the valley elderberry longhorn beetle (VELB) (Desmocerus californicus dimorphus). The VELB is entirely dependent on its host plant, elderberry (Sambucus species), which occurs in riparian and other woodland and scrub communities. The Bank preserves and permanently protects VELB habitat and expands the riparian community in this area. Elderberry plants within a riparian corridor allow for possible movement of the VELB within its range. The Bank provides VELB credits and accepts VELB transplants.


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 Bank Service Area corresponding to the known range of the VELB is based on the range map provided by the Sacramento U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Office up to an elevation of approximately 500 feet.

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