Feather River Conservation Bank - FESSRO
The Feather River Conservation Bank project constructed during the 2020 season, is approximately 500 acres and is south of Marysville in Southern Yuba County. It is within the Feather River Setback Levee project area which was a new setback levee finished in 2009, that encompasses approximately 1,600 acres of expanded floodway area. See below for a video produced by River Partners our contractors for this project.
To date, TRLIA has received Prop 1E State bond funding in the amount of $5.1 million, from the Flood Safe Environmental Stewardship and Statewide Resources Office (FESSRO) for the establishment of a conservation bank that encompasses an area of aprroximately 500 acres set aside to provide advance mitigation credits for Department of Water Resources future levee and floodway improvement projects that would offset the impacts on riparian and oak woodland communities and Swainson's hawk foraging habitat. In 2018, DWR funded an additional $1.3 million for the project from the State's general fund account for a revised habitat layout. The new total projected cost is expected to be $6,482,501 and is currently under construction for the 2020 season.In 2014, TRLIA entered into a contract with The Sacramento Valley Conservancy (SVC) who will oversee the endowment funds and State resources to manage three areas: the Feather River Setback area, the Bear River Setback area, and the new Feather River Conservation Bank area. River Partners is the contractor who will design, construct and maintain the Feather River Conservation Bank.