San Antonio Valley Ecological Reserve Land Management Plan


Location: The San Antonio Valley Ecological Reserve (SAVER) is located in Santa Clara County. The Reserve is located approximately 29 miles south of the Town of Livermore and 32 miles east of the City of San Jose, California. The area consists of approximately 3,000 acres of blue oak woodlands, valley oak woodlands and chaparral east of Mount Hamilton.

Purpose of Acquisition: The purposes for acquisition of this property were to protect sensitive plant and animal species, maintain valuable habitat linkages between adjacent public (Henry Coe State Park) and private agricultural lands and to provide research, educational and limited recreational opportunities for the public.

Description*: Management will focus on maintaining viable populations of sensitive species and their habitats and on the restoration and enhancement of natural communities within an ecosystem based framework. Emphasis will be placed on the protection of vernal pool and wetland areas, maintenance, restoration or enhancement of native grassland, encouragement of continued oak regeneration and the control of noxious species. The LMP also addresses the management of wildlife-related research and recreational activities that are compatible with the diverse mosaic of habitats.

Environmental Review Process

Status: Final

Notice of Determination: Filed on April 13, 2015, in compliance with Section 21108 or 21152 of the Public Resources Code.

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Management Plan Retention

A hard copy of the Management Plan, including public comments and responses, can be viewed during regular office hours (Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at:

California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Bay Delta Region
2825 Cordelia Road, Suite 100
Fairfield, CA 94534
(707) 428-2002

*Implementation of tasks needed to achieve management goals is dependent on the availability of staffing and adequate operations and maintenance budget.

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