The Project will map, treat, and monitor the spread of invasive weeds throughout the San Joaquin River Corridor from Fraint Dam to the confluence of the Merced River to protect and restore riparian and floodplian habitat, provide job opportunities for multiple disadvantaged communities, support the recovery goals of the San Joanquin River Restoration Program (SJRRP), improve flood conveyance, and reduce consumptive water use of invasive plants. The Project is an extension of an existing permitted project (initiated in 2011) funded through the SJRRP as well as grants from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the California Consercation Corps. This Project is a model, shovelready, multibenefit project as envisioned by the voters of California because it integrates multiple objectives and leverages investments to benefit people and wildlife.
Project objectives are to map target invasive plants along the floodplains of the San Joaquin River between Fraint Dam and the Merced River Confluence including the Eastside Bypass and Mendota Pool and surrounding Wildlife Area and to manage a comprehensive database of weed mapping date that can be shared with land mangers and resource agencies for use in planning and prioritizing future investment.
Restoration, Recreation/Access/Interpretation, Water Management, Technical Assistance, Research/Planning (including Science)
Complete and Fully Paid
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):