Lead Organization: American Rivers
Partners: US Forest Service, Alpine Watershed Group, Friends of Hope Valley, Institute for Bird Populations, Trout Unlimited, and CA Department of Fish and Wildlife
Project Summary: Historical land use patterns (including heavy grazing) have reduced the ecological function and productivity of Hope Valley Meadow, which holds both ecological and recreational value in the region. The project will repair the upper 400 acres of Hope Valley, including 1.8 miles of stream channel with the overall goal to enhance the full range of ecosystem services this highly visible and well-known meadow provides. These include increasing water storage capacity, decreasing sediment, and increasing riparian and aquatic habitat.
Project Outcomes & Status: The project team has developed permit ready technical designs and will be completing the NEPA process in the coming year. The project is also in the stages of stakeholder engagement and the team conducts ongoing public meetings, assessments, and monitoring. The team has completed a Technical Restoration Design Report of existing conditions, impacts, and recommended strategies. A Meadow Restoration Fish Analysis Tool Report and Bird Survey Report have also been developed.