Perazzo Meadows, located along the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, is a habitat-rich riparian and meadow system in the Little Truckee River Watershed. Perazzo Meadows consists of a series of wet meadows, the Upper, Middle, and Lower Perazzo Meadows, fed by the Litte Truckee River, Perazzo Canyon Creek, and Cold Stream. Perazzo Meadows has a long history of human disturbance including logging, grazing, roads, and historic dairy operations which began in the late 1800's. There are varying levels of severity of stream and meadow degradation from the headwaters all the way to the receiving waters of Stampede Reservoir. This agreement will fund the final project design, updating project permits, pre-project monitoring, and construction of the Lower Perazzo Meadow restoration, post-project monitoring, and outreach and education at all three Upper, Middle and Lower Perazzo Meadows.
Truckee River Watershed Council
When completed, this restoration project will improve geomorphic and hydrologic function of the Lower Perazzo Meadows. The project will result in restoration of up to one mile of remnant mountain meadow channel, elimination of 0.8 miles of actively eroding stream channel, and improved hydrologic function across 75 acres.
Complete and Fully Paid
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):