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Project: American River Headwaters Restoration Project

Description: The primary purpose of this Project is to transition timberland from commercial logging to old growth, late successional habitat, and restore and reconnect the hydrology of mountain meadow ecosystems and tributary streams to the North and Middle Forks of the American River with the goals of ecological restoration, fire resiliency, and increased water production from the American River Watershed. Funding for this Project is use to support Phase 2 and Phase 3 which will restore the remaining 6,792 acres of forest to include decommissioning 20 miles of logging roads, restoration of 40 stream sites, and thinning of approximately 1,664 acres of dense young conifers including the removal of invasive conifers from 130 acres of mountain meadow.

Reference Number: 3600BP1696015

Implemented By: American River Conservancy


Type: Restoration

Total Cost: $1,785,207.55

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 3/31/2021    Actual Completion: 3/31/2021

Associated Counties: Multiple

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 1, Watershed Restoration4/18/2017$1,785,207.55

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
RestorationEcosystem: Riparian Habitat1994acres restored/assessed/managed

Water Action Plan Target

Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description


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