SERCAL 2017 Technical Session — Stream and Riparian Restoration
SERCAL 2016 Technical Session — Riparian & Wetlands
SERCAL 2016 Technical Session — Montane Meadows
SERCAL 2016 Technical Session: Creativite Collaboration for Multiple Benefits
Squaw Creek and the montane meadows of Olympic Valley are iconic of Sierra watersheds with prominent visibility as an international tourist destination. As Squaw Creek winds its way down from the Pacific Crest to the Truckee River, three landowners account for about 90% of the watershed’s land base. The protection, restoration, and enhancement of the Squaw Creek watershed warrants participatory collaboration amongst these landowners for the mutual benefit of the resource.
Utilizing historical ecological information recently developed by the San Francisco Estuary Institute, the Project seeks to utilize the site’s unique position on the landscape. The proposed Project seeks to partially restore some of these ecological functions, including reconnecting the historic lake features with surrounding natural tidal waterways and removing obstructions to tidal inundation to allow seasonal and tidal waters to drain slowly through the marsh plains.