TES staff has conducted the annual monitoring of the Knighton Road Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle Conservation Area since its inception in 2004. The Conservation Area is located south of Redding, California and serves as mitigation for the Knighton Road Extension Project by the Shasta County Department of Public Works. The mitigation was required by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in compliance with the federal Endangered Species Act for impacts to potential habitat for the valley elderberry longhorn beetle, federally listed as threatened. TES staff conducts annual surveys of the survival and productivity of the mitigation plantings and monitors for the presence of the threatened beetle. An annual report of findings is prepared and submitted to the Shasta County Department of Public Works, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife, the Western Shasta Resource Conservation District and the California Academy of Sciences.
Knighton Road Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle Conservation Area, Second Growing Season - May, 2005