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The Mother Lode Chapter is committed to protect wildlife and especially endangered species. For more information:

Friends of the Swainson's Hawk

Placer Habitat Conservation Plan

San Joaquin Habitat Conservation Plan

South Sacramento Habitat Conservation Plan

http://www.saccounty.net/planning/habitat-conservation/overview.html

Yolo Habitat Conservation Plan

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Endangered Species Video
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Swainson's Hawk chicks. These threatened raptors must leave their nest in July, fatten up in agricultural fields, and then fly thousands of miles to Mexico and beyond in September. This is a truly phenomenal species that our region has a responsibility to protect. Some 500 nesting pairs remain in California and these are primarily within 50 miles of downtown Sacramento.
Baby Giant Garter Snakes. These shy and reclusive snakes live in the ditches and drains and narrow channel marshes in the valley's lowlands, and depend on rice fields for survival. Sierra Club Mother Lode Chapter is a key litigant in protecting these snakes from extinction as suburbanization destroys their world.
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x Cities expand into agricultural lands. Protection of natural and agricultural areas in perpetuity (forever) for wildlife habitat is absolutely essential to protecting wildlife in our region.
Fisherman's Lake in North Natomas. Find out why Fisherman's Lake is so important to the Sierra Club's campaign to protect endangered species in our region: www.swainsonshawk.org/FLPreserve.html
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x Oak Tree. Oak forests in our region are a precious resource. Sierra Club Mother Lode chapter seeks to end destruction of oak forests for suburbanization.
Traffic Congestion. Traffic congestion results when affordable housing is not available near jobs. Please see our web page on the Challenge of Sprawl. Sprawl costs us all, and particularly, it costs our wildlife of their homes.

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Self-guided tour of Cosumnes River Preserve
Cosumnes River Preserve protects endangered species. More info

 

 


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