The mission of the Western Shasta Resource Conservation District is to collaborate with willing landowners, government agencies and other organizations to facilitate the conservation or restoration of western Shasta County’s natural resources.
What We Can Do For You:
The Western Shasta RCD, through a partnership with local, state and federal agencies, can help you with obtaining technical and financial assistance for improving or restoring your land. We have a convenient list showing what we offer on our printable Fee for Service document. You can also visit our Landowner Assistance page for more information.
What's So Special About Special Districts?
Western Shasta RCD is a member of the California Association of Resource Conservation Districts (CARCD), the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD), and the California Special Districts Association (CSDA).
Most Californians don't understand special districts and most of us don't know how many exist (about 3,400), what they do, who runs them, or even what they cost. For an informative citizen’s guide to Special Districts in California, read What's So Special About Special Districts.
You can also read this one-page guide by the CARCD called What is an RCD?
Request for Proposals
Lower Clear Creek Aquatic Habitat Mercury Abatement Project
The Western Shasta Resource Conservation District is seeking proposals from qualified biologists to develop a bid package for the preparation and implementation of an Avian Monitoring Plan for the Lower Clear Creek Aquatic Habitat and Mercury Abatement Project. This project proposes to remove mercury-contaminated sediments that remain in Lower Clear Creek as a result of decades of extensive mining activity from a location outside of the existing flood plain of Lower Clear Creek, and to separate the gravels from the fine sediments. The overall objective of this project is to enhance habitat for fish and terrestrial species such as riparian birds, while reducing mercury loads in Lower Clear Creek.
Appropriate hypotheses shall be developed and included in the Avian Monitoring Plan. The Avian Monitoring Plan shall identify appropriate monitoring procedures to (1) assess potential impacts caused by construction activity at the onset of the construction period (spring/early summer); and (2) assess the degree to which project activities will benefit, both in the short- term and long-term, avian species, particularly special status avian species. It is expected that monitoring will occur prior to, during, and at the conclusion of the project. The timeframe involved is anticipated as follows: spring 2016, pre-project survey; summer 2016 and summer 2017, main construction—monitoring associated with project activity; and 2018 and possibly also 2019, post-project monitoring (although revegetation efforts may still be happening at that time). A cost per year of effort is requested.
Proposals will be accepted through February 19th, 2016.
Please contact Maureen Teubert for more information at:
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