Ash Creek Wildlife Area Restoration

General Information
Project Type: 
Project Date: 
October, 2012
Goals and Objectives

The project included restoring approximately 22,767 feet of stream channel within a 568 acre meadow located within the Ash Creek Wildlife Area, Lassen and Modoc County. The restoration technique used the “pond and plug” technique to fill enlarged channels and redirect water to stable remnant channels. The Pit Resource Conservation District and California Department of Fish and Wildlife teamed to develop and implement the project, and several other partners assisted and contributed funds.

Goals included:

Improve riparian-deciduous shrub habitat
Improve herbaceous vegetation production
Create open permanent ponds for duck brooding habitat
Raise shallow groundwater levels
Improve water quality
Improve habitat for aquatic and terrestrial wildlife
Improve nesting habitat for greater sandhill cranes
Improve foraging habitat for migratory waterfowl/waterbirds

Contact Information
Project Status: 
Record Status: 
Cost: 
$600 000
Land Ownership: 
Restoration Action: 
Pond and Plug to fill enlarged channels and redirect water to stable remnant channels, joint project with Pit Resource Conservation District and CDFW.
Area in Acres: 
783.00acres