The burgeoning growth of the Sacramento region requires restoration of aquatic habitats to mitigate impacts caused by ongoing development of transportation, flood management, and building in the region. NHC has designed several successful aquatic habitat restoration projects in the Sacramento region. The projects include restoration of brackish tidal, freshwater tidal, riverine floodplain, and seasonal and vernal pool wetland habitats. The Tule Red, Cosumnes River, Bullock Bend, and Markham Ravine aquatic habitat restoration projects have restored nearly 1,500 acres of critical aquatic habitat for salmonids and other endangered species. The projects provide refugia for outmigrating chinook salmon, food web development for several endangered species, and several other environmental benefits. These projects were all constructed as mitigation banks, thus offsetting impacts caused by infrastructure development in the region.