Wildlife Conservation Board Awards Restoration Funding for La Barranca Unit, SRNWR
Thanks to funding from the Wildlife Conservation Board, River Partners has begun restoring an additional 116 acres on the La Barranca Unit of the Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge in Fall 2011. The new project area lies on the west bank of the river in Tehama County.
The entire La Barranca Unit encompasses 1,061 acres of floodplain land and is the most upstream property in a 10 mile contiguous block of land designated for conservation.
This new 116-acre project links two older restoration sites. It has excellent wildlife potential because of its proximity to the Sacramento River. Wildlife which will benefit include four Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) runs: Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon, Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon, Central Valley fall-run, and late fall-run Chinook salmon, as well as Central Valley Evolutionary Significant Unit (ESU) steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss), Southern Distal Population green sturgeon (Ascipenser medirostris), and several other wildlife species.