Lower Green Valley Creek Off-Channel Habitat Enhancement Project at Iron Horse Vineyards, Phase I

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Instream Habitat
Project ID1671664725341
Recovery DomainsN Central California Coast
Start Date04/19/2023
End Date05/31/2027
Year2022
StatusOngoing
Last Edited05/28/2024
 
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Description    


This project consists of 2 phases that will entail the construction of an integrated suite of habitat enhancement elements that will significantly increase off-channel rearing and high-flow refugia habitat for salmonids in lower Green Valley Creek. This 1st phase will create 1.74 acres of low velocity and depth rearing habitat during frequent winter storm inundation periods. The seasonally flooded wetlands will be vegetated with water tolerant native species to provide cover during periods of inundation, and terrestrial insects that colonize the meadows during the dry season will be food for fish and other aquatic species once the features flood. Inundation durations of the lowered flooded wetlands features will be increased to 1 to 4 weeks with each storm event.

Project Benefit    


This project is expected to create 1.6 acres (69,112 ft2) of complex high-flow refugia and winter foraging habitat for winter-rearing and out-migrating juvenile coho salmon and steelhead trout, providing accessible off-channel habitat under frequent storm inundation conditions in a reach that is considered critical for rearing fish, thereby contributing to the recovery of salmonid populations in Green Valley Creek and the Russian River.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .28

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$876,766
In-Kind Other$100,000
Report Total:$976,766


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Worksites

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  • Worksite Identifier: 1671664725674
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Area Description
Upper Floodplain Feature

Location Information

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  • State: California
  • Recovery Domain: N Central California Coast
  • Latitude: 38.455315
  • Longitude: -122.89403

ESU

  • California Coastal Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Central California Coast Coho Salmon ESU
  • Central California Coast 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 .00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.4 Instream Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.4.a Instream Habitat Funding
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated
      •      . . . . C.4.c.1 Channel reconfiguration and connectivityY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.2 Type of change to channel configuration and connectivity (LOV)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.3 Miles of stream treated for channel reconfiguration and connectivity
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.4 Miles of off-channel stream created through channel reconfiguration and connectivity
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.5 Acres of off-channel or floodplain connected through channel reconfiguration and connectivity
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.6 Instream pools created/added through channel reconfiguration and connectivity
      •      . . . . C.4.d.1 Channel structure placementY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.2 Material used for channel structure (LOV)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.3 Miles of stream treated through channel structure placement
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.4 Acres of streambed treated through channel structure placement
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.6 Yards of average stream-width at mid-point of channel structure placement project (Yards)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel