Mill Creek Riparian Corridor Development Project (RDP)

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Riparian Habitat
Project IDNA08NMF4380618
Recovery DomainsN. CA - S. OR and CA Coast
Start Date07/01/2008
End Date12/31/2009
Last Edited10/21/2021
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As proposed, efforts went toward the development and establishment of a functional riparian corridor along the banks of this 2.4 mile long stream restoration project of Mill Creek. Several thousand trees and shrubs of various species were planted throughout the project area (supplied by the tribes Greenhouse Nursery) and a watering system was set up to sustain the newly planted trees until they become self-sustaining.

Project Benefit    

Expected outcome: planting of several thousand (~ 11,000) trees and shrubs (Cottonwoods, Willows, Alders, Maples, Buckeyes, Oaks, etc …) from bankfull to the banks of the flood-prone area which are often several hundred feet from each other in some places. A creative watering system has been devised capable of watering several hundreds of trees at a time within the targeted riparian area. Last year a prototype of this project was tested and it worked great. Funding of this project will see the large scale use of this process to plant and water the tens of thousands of trees necessary to physically and ecologically stabilize the project area. Additional trees and continued watering will be necessary for the next couple years with reduced effort being needed annually as the vegetation begins to become self-sufficient and survival decrease the need to get them through the first few critical summers.


Metric Completed Originally
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated 2.40 2.40
  Acres Treated 5.0 4.0

Funding Details

Report Total:$24,600

Project Map



  • Worksite Identifier: 20119751
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Area Description

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Location Information

  • Basin: Northern California Coastal
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed: Mill Creek
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: California
  • Recovery Domain: N. CA - S. OR and CA Coast
  • Latitude: 39.81854
  • Longitude: -123.26568


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  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 24,600.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .40
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      1999 Instream Monitoring, Inventory and Assessment of Anadromous Habitats
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.3
      Monitoring text (from Phase I)
      Photo-documentation, site trees and Plot monitoring
    •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 24,600.00
      •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated 2.40
      •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 5.0
      •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
          Species of plants planted in riparian
          Willows, Cottonwoods, Buckeye, Maple, Alders and Oaks
        •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian 5.0