Stewart Canyon Creek Riparian Restoration Project

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Riparian Habitat
Project ID724334
Recovery DomainsS. California - S. Central CA Coast
Start Date06/02/2014
End Date05/27/2016
Year2012
StatusCompleted
Last Edited10/21/2021
 
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Description    


This project was completed under budget. This project treated 4.3 acres of riparian habitat; removed 120 tons non-native invasive plants in the riparian corridor and over 4,700 pounds of trash and debris were collected and disposed of; revegetated and restored the creek with native plants—approximately 2,060 plants and several hundred willow and mulefat cuttings were planted throughout the site; restored approximately 1.1 miles of stream (approx. 4 acres)— enhancing the Stewart Canyon Creek and adjoining ecosystem as well as improved passage and breeding potential for endangered aquatic species, such as southern steelhead trout and California red-legged frog. This project restored the riparian ecosystem of the lower Stewart Canyon Creek, starting at Fox Canyon Barranca and continuing to its confluence with San Antonio Creek.

Project Benefit    


Improve water quality, water quantity, riparian dysfunction, and fish passage by restoring stream reach.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated 2.20 2.20
  Acres Treated 4.3 4.3

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$325,671
Other$119,267
Report Total:$444,938


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Worksites

7210698    


  • Worksite Identifier: 7210698
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Area Description
Stewart Canyon - riparian restoration

Location Information

  • Basin: Ventura-San Gabriel Coastal
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: California
  • Recovery Domain: S. California - S. Central CA Coast
  • Latitude: 34.4423
  • Longitude: -119.2457

ESU

  • Southern California Steelhead DPS

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Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 1,473,339.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected 1.10
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      David Magney, et al, 2005, City of Ojai Urban Watershed Assessment and Restoration Plan, DMEC, City of Ojai, CA
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 444,938.00
      •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated 2.20
      •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 4.3
      •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
          Species of plants planted in riparian
          Salix lasiolepis and Arroyo willow, Artemisia douglasiana mugwort, Rosa californica, California blackberry, Juglans californica,black walnut, Platanus racemosa, California sycamore, Quercus agrifolia, coast live oak, Sambucus nigra, elderberry
        •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian 4.3
      •      . . . . C.5.h.1 Riparian plant removal/controlY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.5.h.2
          Species of plants treated/removed in riparian
          Himalayan blackberry (Rubus discolor), periwinkle (Vinca major), grape (Spp.), German ivy (Senecio mikanoides) and giant reed (Arundo donax). Additionally, Mexican fan palm, tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima), eucalyptus (Eucalyptus spp.), giant reed (Arundo donax) and acacia (Acacia spp.)
        •      . . . . . . C.5.h.3 Acres of riparian treated for plant removal/control 4.3
      •      . . C.9 Estuarine/Nearshore ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.9.n.1 Debris removalY (Y/N)