The property is being restore in phases due to funding. To date, River Partners has completed 600 acres of restoration (Phase 1). Funding and permits are in hand for a portion of Phase 2. This Project will provide the remaining portion of funds needed to complete Phase 2, comprising 105 acres of Dos Rios Ranch along the Lower Tuolumne River. This Project is necessary to complete riparian habitat restoration and revive threatened and endangered species while simultaneously providing flood management, water quality and water supply benefits to the region.
Objectives are to remove non-native plant species to allow for reintroduction of native riparian and wetland habitat, construct floodplain swale that will inundate with flows from theSan Joaquin River to benefit salmonids and migrating waterfowl, manage conservation irrigation on-site to allow native plants to become self-sustaining within three years of planting and provide employment opportunities for CCC and San Joaquin Regional Conservation Corps members.
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):