Beaver Creek Restoration Project

3 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2010082073
Lead Agency
Fall River Resource Conservation Demonstration
Document Title
Beaver Creek Restoration Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received

Document Description
The Lower Beaver Creek Restoration Project analyzes a 155-acre area owned and managed by five private landowners (Figure 1a). The purpose of the project is to restore the functionality of 155 acres of effected floodplain within Beaver Creek valley, along the stream channels of Beaver Creek (see Figure 1b). Current conditions along Beaver Creek are degraded. resulting in extensive gully networks that have lowered the water tables in the valley meadow, and concurrently changed the plant communities from mesic species to xeric species. This in turn has resulted in a loss of meadow productivity, diminished summer flows, and severe bank erosion. Remnants of the original meadow vegetative community now occur only near springs, hill slope sub-flows zones, and in gully bottoms. The objective here is to return stream flows to the original meadow/channel elevations utilizing the "pong and plug" technique along 2 miles of entrenched, roding stream channels on private lands. This, in turn, is expected to reverse the vegetative trend from xeric specieis and bare, compacted soils to a vigorous community of wet meadow species. The root system of this community, as well as the restored function of the floodplain, is expected to increase absorption rates, thereby attenuating flood flows, and increasing summer base flows. The project is a collaboration between the Natural Resource Conservation Service, private landowners, and the Sierra Nevada Conservancy.

Contact Information
Todd Sloat
Fall River Resource Conservation Demonstration
P.O. Box 83
McArthur, CA 96056

530-336-5456

Location

Counties
Shasta Lassen
Cross Streets
County Road and Dee Knoch Road
Zip
96056
Total Acres
155
Parcel #
018610017000, 0131202711, 0131002811, 0131001811
State Highways
Hwy 299
Railways
No
Airports
Fall River
Schools
Fall River Jr Sr High
Waterways
Beaver Creek Trib. to Pit River
Township
37
Range
5/6
Section
24,25
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: McArthur
Other Information
Section Continued: 30

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Recreational (Wetland Restoration)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Habitat Restoration
Project Issues
Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation Caltrans, District 2 Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Conservation Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 1 Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Office of Emergency Services, California Office of Historic Preservation Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 5 (Redding) Resources Agency State Lands Commission State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
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