Project Description

Lazy K Ranch Mitigation Preserve

The property includes existing and restorable vernal pools and riparian habitat within a critical habitat unit and core recovery area. Special-status species include CA tiger salamander, vernal pool fairy shrimp, San Joaquin kit fox and succulent owl’s clover.

Location:
Bisected by the Chowchilla River in the southern San Joaquin Valley, Merced and Madera Counties

Size: 1,556 acres

Price: Dependent on habitat type and size of requirement.

Outcome:
A conservation easement with California Rangeland Trust was recorded over a 446-acre portion of the Ranch in 2016  to provide off-site wetland and habitat mitigation for the California High Speed Rail project.  Additional mitigation projects on the Ranch are anticipated in coming years.