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PROJECTS

WETLAND & RIPARIAN HABITAT RESTORATION

 

Clover Creek/Millville Diversion Restoration (33-16a) 

Due to changes in the environmental condition of Clover Creek, water flow is lower in the creek and to the properties in Millville.

 

The project started in [2007] and was completed in October 2016. This project is a partnership with the Millville Ditch Association, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, CA Department of Water Resources, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Cow Creek Watershed Management Group, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

 

Goals of the project include:

  • Construction of two fish ladders 
  • Replacement of an inverted siphon
  • Reinforcing the diversion dam
  • Gravel augmentation

 

Clover Creek Fish Screen (33-16b) 

In addition to the Millville diversion dam project in 33-16a, this project installed a fish screen in the structure. This project is a partnership with the US Fish and Wildlife Service and will monitor fish populations through aquatic cameras attached to the fish ladder.

Plant-A-Tree Program (17-54)  -  Collaboration with Turtle Bay Exploration Park to plant trees

In collaboration with Turtle Bay Exploration Park, WSRCD will plant donated trees to restore valley oak woodland habitat in floodplains that were damaged by decades of mining activity. Community planting and donation events allow the public to purchase and donate trees for this purpose.

 

Sacramento River Gravel Injections (35-50)  -  Injections of spawning gravel in the Sacramento River

North Cypress Side Channel Project (35-50)  -  Reconnection of a side channel

 

Goals of this project include:

  • Injecting spawning gravel into the Sacramento River to improve anadromous fish spawning habitat.
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This large-scale restoration project includes:

  • Market Street Gravel Injections: 
  • North Cypress SIde Channel Project:  The North Cypress Side Channel Project is designed to reconnect the upstream and downstream ends of the old side channel to increase juvenile salmonid rearing habitat. The project is funded by the Central Valley Project Improvement Act and is being developed by the Bureau of Reclamation with Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District providing large equipment operators. Construction to begin in 2 weeks.

Sulphur Creek Open Space Preserve/Turtle Bay East (17-46)  

Conservation easement by Caltrans with site mitigation.

 

The project involves the implementation of the Chappie-Shasta OHV Area Restoration Plan. Nine Routes were prioritized as needing restoration for a combined total of approximately 10.47 acres.

 

Chappie-Shasta OHV Area Restoration (32-17)  

The project involves the implementation of the Chappie-Shasta OHV Area Restoration Plan. Nine Routes were prioritized as needing restoration for a combined total of approximately 10.47 acres. 

 

Lower Clear Creek Aquatic Habitat and Mercury Abatement Project (26-80)  

The purpose of this project, "Lower Clear Creek Aquatic Habitat and Mercury Abatement Project", or AHMAP, is to remove mercury and methyl-mercury contaminated sediments associated with mine tailings located on BLM and CDFW lands while also sorting these materials into boulders and gravel that can be further used as material for spawning augmentation.

 

33-16a clovercreek fish passage-edit

Chappie-Shasta OHV Weed Management Plan (32-18)  

This project protects and enhances restoration sites in the Chappie-Shasta Off-Highway Vehicle Area by providing management methods to reduce the spread of invasive plant species mainly caused by current OHV activity. The work will include a feasibility study to assess the effectiveness of installing an OHV washing station within the OHV Park, identifying best management practices for invasive plant control, and data collection of existing invasive plant populations in the project area.

 

Bagley Fire Emergency Closure Area Rehabilitation Plan (35-56)  

This project adds to OHV recreation opportunities by creating a plan that targets the rehabilitation of trails within the Bagley Fire Emergency Closure Area that were closed due to the 2012 Bagley Fire. In addition to the plan, the WSRCD will work on developing designs for a staging area and SST restroom, obtaining right-of-ways from private landowners to allow public access, and obtaining environmental compliance documentation for implementation of the plan.

 

Bagley Ground Operations (35-57)  

This ground operations project enhances OHV recreation in the Bagley Area located in the Shasta Lake Ranger District of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Work includes the improvement of trail conditions that have been affected by the 2016-2017 winter storm damage, road usage from recreational users, and events such as the 2012 Bagley Fire. Trail maintenance activities include: installing or repairing erosion control features, cleaning of culverts along trails, managing vegetation which can pose as hazards to public safety, and repairing or installing trail regulatory or directional signage on approximately 52 miles of interspersed trails.