An implementation grant to Sanctuary Forest Incorporated (SFI) for a cooperative project with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to restore geomorphic, hydrologic, and ecological processes in a 2,100 ft. reach of McKee Creek that will address the key constraints of low-to-no dry season streamflow, channel incision, disconnected floodplain, lack of off-channel habitat, and absence of instream wood.
This will be accomplished by raising the streambed through a series of 18 instream structures planned at 13 sites in the reach including 8 pool habitat and scour structures, 4 log weir structures, 3 boulder weir structures and 3 unanchored structures. These structures will mimic the natural accumulation of large wood jams and will be strategically placed to cause the inundation of the floodplain and adjoining toe of the hillslope during winter streamflow conditions.
Sanctuary Forest, Inc.
To enhance stream flow
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):