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Project: Big Canyon Habitat Restoration and Adaptation Project

Description: The Project is to restore transitional habitat through removal of non-native vegetation, restoration of hydrological functioning and establishment of native plant communities that will promote biodiversity, improve water quality, enhance flood protection and resilience to sea level rise and other stressors, and provide and support critical habitat for endangered species. Funding will be use to remove exotics and invasive plants; create wetland habitat to greatly enhance and improve the resilience of the restored ecosystem; restore connectivity between Big Canyon Creek channel and floodplain; improve water quality of Big Canyon Creek, and restore, enhance, and improve resilience of riparian and upland habitats

Reference Number: 3600BQ1996008

Implemented By: Newport Bay Conservancy


Type: Restoration

Total Cost: $638,740.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

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

Estimated Completion: 3/15/2023    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties:

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 1, Watershed Restoration9/23/2019$638,740.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
RestorationEcosystem: Riparian Habitat3.56acres restored/assessed/managed
RestorationEcosystem: Shallow Water/ Marsh/ Wetland Habitat5.2acres restored/assessed/managed
RestorationEcosystem: Upland Habitat0.48acres restored/assessed/managed
RestorationEradication/Treatment of Invasive Species9.24acres assessed/treated
RestorationRiver Channel Restoration1000acres restored/assessed/managed

Water Action Plan Target

Expand Water Storage Capacity and Improve Groundwater ManagementAction Description
Increase Flood ProtectionAction Description


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