Conservation Objectives

Target Present Condition Objective (2-5 years)
Wild trout populations ≤ 2,000 fish per mile≤  30% of trout ≥ 12 inches ≥ 5,000 fish per mile≥ 30% ≥ 12 inches
Riparian habitat, stable streambanks, native vegetation, riparian  coverage/overstory ≤ 5% of streambanks in mainstem and priority tributaries adequately vegetated to prevent erosion and sedimentation ≥ 85% coverage/overstory on 1.5 miles of riparian corridor (6.3 acres), 4,000 lft. of tributary streambanks stabilized, replant over 5,000 native plants, shrubs, trees, and grasses with 75% survival rate over 5 years for planted vegetation
In-stream habitat, shelter and cover for fish, large woody debris (LWD) .1 miles adequate in-stream habitat above Highway 299 bridge (< 4 clusters of LWD) Establish 5 additional units of LWD clusters with root wads, restore 1.5 miles of adequate in-stream habitat for wild trout, improve geomorphic function: depth to width ratio, channel complexity
Noxious weeds 95% of WTA riparian area covered in invasive thistle, grasses, and other noxious weeds Treat over 6 acres of noxious weeds , promote native plant establishment
Water quality and quantity 8–15˚C (46–59º F), dissolved oxygen: 9-12 mg/l, turbidity: 0 to 2 NTU, dissolved solids 70-100 mg/l, mean annual flows 375 cfs Maintain and protect present water quality and quantity conditions as outlined by Regional Water Quality Control Board (see present condition)
Cultural Resource Protection No existing surveys/inventory of immediate project area Complete professional survey and inventory, Section 106 of SHPO by certified state archeologist
Recreational Accessibility Trails degraded and eroding into river, inadequate signage, parking area degrades stream banks Restore and construct 1.5 miles of recreational trails including over one mile of ADA compatible accessibility
Tribal Jobs, Workforce Training, Youth Mentorships No existing program, no conservation employment or stewardship training, no youth program, 0 conservation tribal jobs Over $150,000 invested in tribal jobs, training, native plant greenhouse, cultural monitoring, and the Hat Creek Youth Initiative (HCYI), 20 seasonal jobs, 40 tribal members trained in native plant re-vegetation.

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