Fish & Wildlife 3 (Napa)
(California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 3)
Butano Creek Floodplain Restoration Project
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The project entails restoring Butano Creek and connecting the creek to approximately 100 acres of its historical floodplain by restoring the channel/floodplain connectivity and improving natural stream function along the creek. The restoration actions include construction of engineered log jams, a rock ramp, floodplain connector channels, and recruitment of living alder trees. The project will restore natural function to the creek, reduce further incision of the creek bed and erosion of its banks, raise the elevation of the creek bed to reconnect the creek with its former floodplain, restore the floodplain's ability to store sediment and improve habitat conditions for several rare and endangered species.