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Project: American River Headwaters Improvement Project

Description: The project consists of restoration treatment operations that willl thin younger, overgrown forest while protecting and separating established groves of larger trees, mechanical removal and hand-thinning will be utilized where appropriate. This is part of an overall multi-partner project will treat 2,400 acres of over-dense forest, remove 200 acres of conifers encroaching on mountain meadows, decommission/obliterate 25 miles of old logging roads, and remove 37 culverts in order to restore healthy stream flows.

Reference Number: 3855P01841

Implemented By: American River Conservancy

Objective: The overarching goal is to restore and increase the diversity of conifer species and age classes.

Type: Restoration

Total Cost: $499,993.09

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 6/30/2020    Actual Completion: 10/1/2019

Associated Counties: Placer

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 1, Ecosystem, Watershed Protection and Restoration5/16/2016$499,993.09

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
RestorationForest Lands330acres restored/assessed/managed

Water Action Plan Target

Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description


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