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Watershed Coordination of Hungry Hollow

Project Summary
Report date September 8, 2008
Type Watershed Coordination
Project Lead Heather Nichols-Crowell
Partner Hungry Hollow Watershed Stakeholders Group, NRCS, Yolo Natural Heritage Program, Yolo Flood Control and Water Conservation District

Project Overview

Guide the development and initial implementation of a Hungry Hollow Watershed Stewardship Plan in partnership with the Hungry Hollow landowner group and other local entities within the area. Watershed coordination efforts would extend previous DOC and CALFED-funded watershed efforts in the Cache Creek watershed by coordinating development and implementation of a strategic plan for the landowner group, with includes flood management and restoration along Goodnow Slough; coordinating family farmers and other landowners in the area with resources and research on innovative farmland protection techniques and easement structures, project monitoring, and long-term funding strategies for the plan.

Project Description

Start date September 2008
End date December 2011
Type of Activity
  • Coordination, Outreach, Planning, Project Monitoring, Researching and Writing Grants
Deliverables
  • Demonstration of success in obtaining the needed financial, physical and technical resources (approximately $50-100,000) for the first three years of work identified in the Work Plan.
  • Successful implementation of three successful restoration projects
  • 3-year results analysis including recommended Plan modifications
  • 50 guides and 20 welcome baskets will be distributed in the watershed
  • Secured program funding beyond the grant period
Goals
  • Develop a Watershed Plan with stakeholder direction that inspires action for overall watershed health
  • Support landowner project implementation in Hungry Hollow.
  • Landowners within and outside of the watershed are educated about their watershed and knowledgeable about conservation projects
  • Farmland and rangeland protected and viable in the Hungry Hollow watershed.
  • Sustain conservation work and partnerships in the watershed beyond the life of the grant.

Location

Site Name

Hungry Hollow- Yolo County

References

[JSA] Jones and Stokes.  2001.  Environmental Assessment for Proposed Restoration on the Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge.  Prepared for the USFWS, Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge. Willows, California.