Freeman Associates also offers offsite mitigation services for clients with ESA compliance needs. Some of our past projects include:
- 2006 - Pacheco Pass Conservation Easement for California Tiger
Salamander: San Benito County.
- 2006 – La Paloma Conservation Preserve – Vernal Pools, Fairy Shrimp,
Tadpole Shrimp, Wetlands: 3000 acres in Merced County.
A 3000-acre La Paloma Conservation Preserve in Eastern Merced County.
Founded to preserve high value vernal pool habitat, the Preserve is home to
endangered species such as the Fairy Shrimp and the Tadpole Shrimp. It also
contains approximately 850 acres of high value wetlands and other waters of the
- 2005 – Conservation Easement for the San Joaquin Kit Fox – Merced
Freeman Associates is currently working with United States Fish and Wildlife
Service, California Department of Fish and Game, the Bureau of Reclamation,
and the local development community to establish a recovery plan for the San
Joaquin Kit Fox for western Merced County. Freeman Associates is participating
in the U.C. Davis sponsored Strategies for Recovery of the San Joaquin Kit Fox
with the US Fish and Wildlife Service and Merced county stakeholders.
- 2001 – Conservation Easement for the Zayante Banded Beetle and
Associated Flora: 192 acres in Santa Cruz County.
Freeman Associates worked with Hanson Industries to locate and dedicate a
192-acre Conservation Easement to mitigate for the expansion of a mining
project in Santa Cruz County, California. Freeman Associates located the
property and managed the qualification process in locating the endangered
Zayante Banded Beetle inland sand dun habitat. Freeman Associates sold the
property to Hanson Aggregates in 2001 for their mine expansion.
- 1999 – Conservation Easement for the Red Legged Frog: 77 acres in Santa
Freeman Associates worked closely with Federal, State and local agencies and
conservation groups to establish a 77-acre easement for the Red Legged Frog to
mitigate for impacts from a proposed mining project. Project requirements
included the location of endangered frog habitat, acquiring of the easement
interest from the landowner, and the qualification of the easement area with all
approving agencies, including United States Fish and Wildlife Service, California
Department of Fish and Game. Project was completed in three years, and was
the first easement for Red Legged Frog in Santa Clara County.