Granite I Aggregate Mine

Sacramento County, California

Foothill Associates designed over ten acres of vernal pool habitat and provided construction oversight to Granite Construction during implementation of habitat construction in three phases. This unusual vernal pool restoration project was implemented as part of the reclamation plan for a large aggregate mine. The vernal pool basins were constructed in the reclaimed overburden, through compaction of multiple lifts of overburden. The wetlands were monitored on an annual basis for a 10-year period. The pools support the listed vernal pool fairy shrimp and vernal pool tadpole shrimp, along with a typical complement of native vernal pool plant species.

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The pools support the listed vernal pool fairy shrimp and vernal pool tadpole shrimp, along with a typical complement of native vernal pool plant species.