The Project will restore and enhance approximately 30 acres of mountain meadows in a headwater ecosystem and improve forest resilience across 550 acres. The Project will address significant meadow and stream degradation at four sites within the Dry Creek watershed. Funding will be use to:
1. Elevate groundwater table by filling 3,000 feet of incised channels, thereby restoring meadow hydrology.
2. Restore hydrologic function by moving streams out of current incised gully and into 5,000 feet of natural meadow channels.
3. Improve water quality and degraded aquatic habitat through decreasing erosion along 3,000 feet of current modified stream channel and restoring 5,000 feet of natural channel.
4. Provide resilience to climate change through improved meadow function and vegetation across 30 acres.
5. Reconnect natural drainage and meadows through removing 650 feet of dirt roads.
6. Improving ability of the system to respond to dry periods by improving late season stream flow.
7. Increase headwater resilience by implementing 550 acres of ecological forest restoration to create heterogeneous forest stand conditions, improve forest resiliency, reduce hazardous fuel loadings, and modify wildland fire behavior.
Truckee River Watershed Council
Complete and Fully Paid
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):