Sediment pollution, a primary impairment to water quality in the Russian River watershed, has been exacerbated by the October 2017 Redwood Complex Fire. This planning project will inventory rural unpaved roadways, evaluate associated hillslopes for instability, assess stream crossings for damage, and develop a reforestation plan for 240 acres of burned hillslopes within the Forsythe Creek Hydrologic Sub Area and the footprint of the Redwood Complex Fire. The overall goal of this work is to complete assessments which will result in future implementation projects that lead to decreased erosion, reduced sediment delivery to watercourses, protection of water quality, and prevention of potential future negative ecosystem effects.
County of Mendocino
Specific objectives of this Project are to:
1. Inventory 20 miles of unpaved roadways and adjacent hillslopes, including up to 60 stream crossings.
2. Develop treatment priorities, design criteria, and implementation cost estimates.
3. Prepare a reforestation plan for 240 acres of riparian and hillslope reforestation.
Complete and Fully Paid
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):