The Western Shasta RCD’s project typically fall into the following categories:
WETLAND & RIPARIAN HABITAT RESTORATION
Wetland and riparian habitat restoration projects by the Western Shasta RCD are evident across Shasta County. Some project activities include wetland reconstruction, invasive vegetation removal, and fish passage improvements.
- Clover Creek/Millville Diversion Restoration (33-16a) – Construction on a diversion dam and siphon in Clover Creek.
- Clover Creek Fish Screen (33-16b) – Installation of a fish ladder in Clover Creek.
- Sacramento River Salmonid Habitat Restoration (35-50) – Improving habitat for salmonids in the Sacramento River.
- Plant-A-Tree Program (17-54) – Collaboration with Turtle Bay Exploration Park to plant trees.
- Sulphur Creek Open Space Preserve/Turtle Bay East (17-46) – Conservation easement by Caltrans with site mitigation.
- Lower Clear Creek Aquatic Habitat and Mercury Abatement Project (26-80) – Habitat restoration and floodplain reconstruction.
- Lower Clear Creek Floodplain Rehabilitation: Phase 3B (26-70) – Designed to improve anadromous salmonid habitat.
- Churn Creek Flood Risk Study (18-32e) – A comprehensive and current hydraulic analysis of Churn Creek Bottom and reconnaissance-level analysis.
The Western Shasta RCD can assist agencies with site mitigation projects by replacing habitat (mostly trees and plants) that are lost due to public works or development projects, such as straightening or widening a highway, or construction of a new building.
During construction, some trees and plants are inevitably removed in the process, and the Western Shasta RCD can be contracted to replace these trees and plants in another location (usually in a number greater than was removed) and maintain them for a specified length of time. This way, even though the habitat was relocated, it will not be permanently lost.
- Sulphur Creek Open Space Preserve/Turtle Bay East (17-46) – Site mitigation for Caltrans and conservation easement.
- Stillwater Business Park Revegetation (17-90) – Project for the City of Redding.
- Jelly’s Ferry (18-29, 18-44, 18-55, 18-68) – Multi-locale project for Caltrans.
- Crystal Creek Curves (18-56) – Project for Caltrans.
- Airport Bridge (18-64) – Project for the County of Shasta.
- Twin View Bridge (18-79) – Project for the City of Redding.
FOREST HEALTH AND DEFENSIBLE SPACE
Improving and maintaining the health of our forests include reducing the risks of catastrophic wildfires, erosion and sedimentation, and helping communities residing within forested areas.
- China Gulch Fuel Break Project (19-20B) – Shaded fuelbreak construction.
- Castle Crags Root Creek (39-06) – Access Road Fuel Reduction.
- Carr Fire Pollution Mitigation Project (27-30) – Erosion control treatment for areas affected by the Carr Fire.
- Carr Fire SRCF Community Disaster Relief (27-31) – Erosion control treatment for individual landowners.
- City of Shasta Lake Section B (37-05) – Shaded fuelbreak construction.
- Shingletown Ridge Phase 2 (30-14) – Shaded fuelbreak within Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI).
- Shasta County CWPP (35-48) – Community Wildfire Protection Plans for Shasta County in 2016.
- County-wide Fuelbreak Mapping (18-86) – County-wide mapping of fire fuels reduction projects, fire history, land ownership and more.
- Chappie-Shasta OHV Area Restoration (32-17) – Implementation of the Chappie-Shasta OHV Area Restoration Plan.
- Buckhorn Mountain Area Restoration Planning (35-52) – OHV related planning activities.
- Bohemotash Timber Sale/Timber Marking (35-53) – The WSRCD is working with the BLM to complete the timber marking for the West Bohemotash Timber Sale.
- Watershed Outreach and Education
- Chappie-Shasta OHV Weed Management Plan (32-18) – The WSRCD is working with the BLM to develop management plans for invasive plant control.
- Bagley Fire Emergency Closure Area Rehabilitation Plan (35-56) – Plan development to rehabilitate the Bagley Fire Emergency Closure Area.
- Bagley Ground Operations (35-57) – Trail maintenance in the Bagley Area of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.