Burrowing Owl Mitigation Program
Burrowing owls are one of the many species recognized by the State of California as a "species of concern". As such, special measures have been developed and implemented to insure that the impacts to this species are minimized. OAK has developed a plan to mitigate construction impacts to burrowing owls and their burrows, and to provide long-term maintenance of a stable burrowing owl population.
A 70-acre property in eastern Alameda County was purchased to establish an off-Airport Burrowing Owl Management Area to preserve burrowing owl habitat in perpetuity. Ownership of this property was transferred to the California Department of Fish and Game for use as burrowing owl habitat and additional money was provided by the Airport to undertake initial protection, enhancement measures and long-term management of the property.