The Project will treat 31 identified sites on 3.23 miles of hydrologically connected roads for erosion control and prevention. The treatments include replacing culverts, outsloping the roads, installing rolling dips and other sediment reduction methods. These treatments will have an estimated reduction of 1,200 cubic yards of episodic sediment delivery and 2,025 cubic yards of chronic sediment delivery for a total of 3,225 cubic yards of total sediment delivery prevention to Mark West Creek. Forest management treatment consists of removing dead and dying debris and piling slash to burn on slopes less than 35% or, lop and scatter slash on slopes greater than 35%. Old cattle fences will be removed to enhance wildlife movement. The treatment area encompasses 164.25 acres.
Sonoma Resource Conservation District
Specific objectives of this Project are to:
• Treat 3.23 miles of hydrologically connected roads for erosion control and erosion prevention, with 31 identified treatment sites.
• Treat 164.25 acres of forest to reduce fuel loads, thinning, remove old cattle fencing and enhance forest health.
• Identify and treat forest areas requiring old cattle fence removal.
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):