The Project includes reconstructing the first 475-feet of the incised linear Shoshone Springbrook channel into a two-stage channel (i.e., meandering low-flow channel within a larger flood-channel) to expand and improve habitat for aquatic and riparian species. Aquatic and riparian habitat will be restored and enhanced through 1) the removal and maintenance of excessive cattail growth within the Project area, 2) the removal of non-native salt cedar (Tamarix spp.), 3) planting of native vegetation and 4) the creation of a channel that promotes natural alluvial processes, increased channel stabilization and connectivity to the Armargosa river floodplain. Specifically, the Project will provide a net benefit to the Shoshone pupfish by expanding their potential range through the creation and maintenance of shallow, open-water habitat that promotes the growth of algae, an important food source for pupfish. Riparian birds, including the least Bell’s vireo, are also expected to benefit from the enhancement of the native riparian community as a result of non-native plant removal, native riparian planting, and increased floodplain connectivity.