Riparian restoration project in motion

Chico Enterprise Record

California State Parks, Butte County Resource Conservation District and River Partners kicked off a restoration project in the Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park. Work is done in an orchard Friday in Chico. (Carin Dorghalli — Enterprise-Record)

By Chico Enterprise Record, September 26, 2020

California State Parks, Butte County Resource Conservation District and River Partners kicked off a Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park riparian restoration project earlier this week. The project will restore 24 acres of natural habitat adjacent to the Pine Creek Access Unit and the Sacramento River.

The property was purchased by State Parks with the intent to restore and reconnect riparian habitat for California native species and for the enjoyment of the public. Recreation components of the project will connect public access paths for various activities such as hiking, fishing and birdwatching to the adjacent Pine Creek Unit and the banks of the Sacramento River.

Native trees, shrubs and grasses will be planted. Upon project completion — in about three years — a mixed oak and riparian forest will have been reestablished.

Area closures are required to protect the public and the construction team working on the site. Barriers and signs have been installed in the closed restoration project area.

This project is funded from Proposition 68: California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018.

See the original article in the Chico Enterprise Record.

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