Public Meeting: A 10-Year Look at Lower Clear Creek Restoration

What: Public Meeting Regarding Lower Clear Creek Restoration Monitoring

When: Thursday (Feb. 24), 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Western Shasta Resource Conservation District, 270 Parallel Road, Anderson

Results from 10 years of Lower Clear Creek ecosystem restoration monitoring will be presented to the public on February 24, 2010 at the Western Shasta Resource Conservation District from 6 – 8 p.m.

Representatives from Graham Mathews and Associates, PRBO Conservation Science, and Tehama Environmental Solutions will present their findings on geomorphic, avian, and revegetation monitoring within the Lower Clear Creek Restoration Area located on BLM land along Clear Creek Road, approximately 6 miles southwest of Redding.

Since 1995, a unique partnership between local, state, and federal agencies and local stakeholders has resulted in the reversal of the large-scale ecosystem disruption that had occurred in the Clear Creek drainage system as a result of gold mining, gravel mining, dams and water diversion. Through this cooperative multi-agency partnership, the future of the stream and its salmonid population is now being restored. The project has expanded suitable spawning habitat and created new, functional channel segments, introduced coarse sediments to the new channel segments, and restored large sections of the channel and floodways to their natural state. To date, over 97 acres of floodplain have been recreated, and 47 acres of riparian habitat have been planted.

More information here. The District office is located at 6270 Parallel Road in Anderson.

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