Pursuant to Fish and Game Code section 1652, the California Department of Fish and
Wildlife has approved the Talley Farms Riparian Restoration Project submitted by the Coastal San Luis Resource Conservation District, as represented by Niki Eschler.
The Project includes activities pertaining to streambank stabilization, floodplain establishment, and dirt road realignment along 500 linear feet of stream. Existing willows located on the lower half of the channel bank will be protected during construction. The bank of the stream will be graded to a 2:1 (horizontal:vertical) slope and biodegradable slope protection fabric with coir logs will be applied. A 285-linear foot floodplain bench will be established four feet above the bed of the channel, with a minimum width of six feet. Approximately 500 linear feet of an existing dirt road will be realigned to the northwest to accommodate the proposed bank stabilization. The
proposed dirt road will have a minimum width of 12 feet. The excavated bank and floodplain will be seeded by broadcast application, and the site will be revegetated in the form of live willow stakes, shrubs, and trees. The work proposed is expected to stabilize the eroding bank and increase habitat complexity. Stabilizing the bank will reduce sedimentation into the receiving watershed, thus improving water quality to the benefit of aquatic species. The planting of native vegetation will increase habitat complexity, consequently providing resources and cover to foster species diversity and abundance.