Location: North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve (NTMER) encompasses 3,315 acres and is located approximately five miles north of the city of Oroville, in Butte County.
Purpose of Acquisition: To preserve and protect the rare Northern Basalt Flow Vernal Pools habitat type that supports sensitive plants and animals that are either locally endemic or unique to California.
Description: The following is not a comprehensive list, but rather a list of some site specific management goals*: Appropriately manage the vegetation of NTMER as necessary to maintain the existing conditions, preserve and protect sensitive-status species, continue the historic grazing management regimen, allow public access to the Reserve for recreational and environmental education that is consistent with the primary goal of preserving and protecting the habitat and the sensitive species it supports.
Environmental Review Process
Notice of Determination: Filed on November 09, 2007, in compliance with Section 21108 or 21152 of the Public Resources Code.
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
North Central Region
1701 Nimbus Road
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
*Implementation of tasks needed to achieve management goals is dependent on the availability of staffing and adequate operations and maintenance budget.