A grant to the San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust (Trust) for a cooperative project with the San Joaquin River Conservancy (SJRC) to enhance 20± acres of riparian and upland habitat on the SJRC Jenco Farms Property, located 1± mile upstream of State Route 41 in Fresno County. The project includes planting and irrigation system design, permitting, on-site habitat enhancement, and data collection and analysis, and environmental resources monitoring.
The Trust will design project elements to avoid extensive earthwork and avoid triggering permitting processes, and will contract with qualified firms to complete soil and ground water analyses, and irrigation system and planting plans. Tasks associated with Environmental Permitting include coordination with the SJRC and CDFW to complete a Streambed Alteration Agreement, if necessary.
Once Design and Environmental Review are completed, the Trust will proceed with the Planting, Maintenance, and Monitoring tasks which are expected to take approximately 3.5 years. The 20-acre project site will be prepared by pulling back small amounts of grassland vegetation as needed to plant and install the irrigation system; planting trees and shrubs using a low-impact, no-till method; applying weed-inhibiting materials such as mulch to reduce weed growth, retain moisture, and improve soil health; and installing protective cages around plants to reduce animal browsing.
San Joaquin River Conservancy
To enhance 20± acres of riparian and upland habitat
Restoration, Research/Planning (including Science)
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):