The integration of endangered species and Section 404 permitting into one streamlined local permitting process will be the first of its kind under existing federal regulations.
The SSHCP plan area encompasses 317,656 acres bordered by Highway 50 on the north, San Joaquin County on the south, El Dorado County and Amador County to the east, and the Sacramento River to the west. Within the SSHCP plan area, 33,796 acres would become part of the preserve system, including approximately 1,000 acres of vernal pool habitat. The SSHCP will help protect 28 plant and wildlife species.
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