This Project will improve hydrologic and ecosystem function within Bear Creek through the restoration of degraded habitats. Funds for this Project will be used to encourage the spread of flows and channel aggradation, provide bank stability, and re-establish multiple secondary flow paths across the meadow surface. Natural design elements include augmenting instream wood and cobble in the channel and riffle structures, and re-engaging existing remnant channels. The result will be restored channel and meadow function, enhanced meadow hydrology and habitat, and reduced sources of instream sediment to increase the multiple uses of the stream system.
Truckee River Watershed Council
This Project will 1) Increase floodplain connectivity, 2) Increase water surface elevation and channel aggradation, 3) Increase overbank flows, 4) Increase wetland plant communities and reverse type conversion to upland, 5) Reduce sediment transport and erosion, 6) Increase groundwater elevations, 7) Increase carbon sequestration and resiliency to climate change and drought, and 8) Increase aquatic species richness and habitat within the Bear Creek Watershed.
Restoration, Recreation/Access/Interpretation, Monitoring, Water Management
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):