cbec has been contracted by the California Department of Fish & Wildlife to assess the feasibility for fish passage barrier construction at multiple sites along Sagehen Creek, CA. The proposed barriers will prevent non-native fishes from recolonizing Sagehen Creek following the eradication of non-natives and the reintroduction of Lahontan cutthroat trout, a state and federally listed species endemic to the Lahontan Basin. Fish passage barrier … Continue reading Feasibility Assessment for Barrier Construction along Sagehen Creek »

cbec is part of a team preparing the SMARA reclamation and restoration plan for the Urrutia Pond and associated river bank in the Lower American River Parkway. cbec was instrumental in providing support for the development and successful $5 million grant application to DWR FESSRO to support design and implementation of the river bank restoration piece of the project. Bank restoration along the Lower American … Continue reading Urrutia Pond and Bank Restoration Project »

cbec provided restoration/rehabilitation design services for Cordova Creek. Our approach to habitat restoration design and planning included three co-equal goals of the project: habitat quality, aesthetics, and functionality. Multiple stakeholders are involved with this project, including Regional Parks, County DWR, The Water Forum, SAFCA, Rancho Cordova, Soil Born Farms, and the CNPS. Ecological Design Approach: The primary goal was to create a high quality habitat … Continue reading American River Parkway Cordova Creek Naturalization »

M&T/Llano Seco Pumping Plant and Fish Screen Facility (Facility) provides water to agricultural lands on the M&T Chico Ranch, Llano Seco Rancho, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) conservation easements, Service Wildlife Management Area Lands and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) lands in Butte County. Recent changes in the channel morphology upstream of the pumping plant, including accelerated bank erosion and gravel bar … Continue reading M&T Chico Ranch / Llano Seco Rancho Fish Screen Facility Long-Term Project – Evaluation of Rock Removal on the Sacramento River »

cbec was recently contracted by Moosa Creek, LLC, who proposes to develop the Moosa Creek Mitigation and Conservation Bank (mitigation bank) to rehabilitate, re-establish, establish, and enhance wetlands, riparian floodplain, and upland buffer along the San Luis Rey River and Moosa Creek. In addition to wetland and stream resources, the mitigation bank is proposed to provide mitigation for federally and state listed species, including the … Continue reading Moosa Creek Mitigation Bank »

cbec was contracted (as a subconsultant to Interfluve) to assist in the design and creation of habitat enhancement features on Dry Creek below Warm Springs Dam in Sonoma County for the benefit of rearing salmonids under an altered hydrologic regime. The Dry Creek Habitat Enhancement Project is intended to ultimately provide six miles of improved rearing habitat, and make up an important component of a … Continue reading Dry Creek Habitat Enhancement Project »

cbec collaborated with River Partners and DWR to develop a workshop that explores design concepts and techniques to advance the integration of vegetation in floodplain modeling and management. Vegetation on floodplains can be designed, modeled, and ultimately managed to achieve engineering and ecological objectives, such as maintaining flood conveyance while accommodating the establishment and growth of riparian plant communities. cbec prepared model case studies showing … Continue reading Advancing the Integration of Vegetation in Floodplain Modeling »

cbec was selected to participate on the Independent External Peer Review (IEPR) Panel of the Sutter Basin Pilot Feasibility Study, Sutter Basin, California: Draft Feasibility Report – EIS/EIR, as a subcontractor to Battelle. cbec provided Hydrology & Hydraulics review in accordance with procedures described in the USACE, Civil Works Review and the Office of Management and Budget Final Information Quality Bulletin for Peer Review. cbec … Continue reading Independent External Peer Review (IEPR) of the Sutter Basin Pilot Feasibility Study »

cbec was contracted to develop solutions to enhance aquatic and wetland habitat while also reducing the frequent flooding of Pescadero Creek Road at Butano Creek. The project encompasses portions of the Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve, managed by California State Parks, as well as the reach of Butano Creek upstream of the Marsh that is privately owned. A number of listed species (e.g. coho salmon, steelhead, … Continue reading Develop Solutions to Enhance Habitat and Reduce Flooding Reduction Along Butano Creek »

This project is the initial step in the SCRE Habitat Restoration and Enhancement Feasibility Study. The study was developed through the support of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California State Parks, and the Wishtoyo Foundation’s Ventura Coastkeeper Program. This project was aimed at exploring the feasibility of expanding and enhancing estuarine habitat for steelhead and other native … Continue reading Santa Clara River Estuary Habitat Restoration and Enhancement Feasibility Study »