Wildlife and Lands

mpty headWildlife, Lands, and Environmental Stewardship

Since the planning of the original construction of Los Vaqueros, Contra Costa Water District has remained committed to mitigating all environmental impacts to less than significant levels. The Los Vaqueros Watershed protects nearly 20,000 acres of wildlife habitat in eastern Contra Costa County and a portion of Alameda County. The unique property is home to many protected species, including the Alameda whipsnake, California tiger salamander, California red-legged frog and the San Joaquin kit fox. The watershed occupies a unique biogeographical transition zone between coastal and interior habitats, between lowland grasslands and higher elevation woodland and chaparral habitats, and also between southern and northern elements of the Coast Ranges flora.ing

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