Client: American Rivers, Inc. & Placer County Resource Conservation District
Waterways was selected to develop and analyze alternatives for ecological restoration of the Hope Valley Meadow on the West Fork Carson River, with a primary goal of enhancing the full range of ecosystem services this highly visible and well-known meadow provides. The project area encompasses approximately 400 acres of the meadow within Upper Hope Valley, just east of Blue Lakes Road, Alpine County.
The project was funded by a grant to American Rivers from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy. A number of entities are collaborating on this project, including: US Forest Service, Alpine Watershed Group, Friends of Hope Valley, Institute for Bird Populations, CalTrout, and the California Department of Fish and Game.
Project construction began in 2015 and included over 1500 linear feet of biomechanical bank stabilization.
Click here to watch a video of the summer 2016 restoration efforts.