Longview Oaks Detention Wetland and Restoration

Sacramento, California

Foothill Associates developed the Longview Oaks Master Plan and construction documents, and supervised construction. The Master Plan included construction of seven vernal pools, creation of a detention wetland to filter stormwater run-off, and the restoration of perennial grassland and oak woodland. The Master Plan included a path linking the northern and southern halves of the site using a boardwalk over sensitive wetland habitats. Interpretive signage was planned to explain site features, flora, and fauna. This project was a demonstration of restoration activities in the Arcade Creek watershed, a stream of significant concern in the Sacramento area because of its levels of toxicity. It was part of two larger studies (Arcade Creek Feasibility Study and Phase One Watershed Plan) developed by Foothill Associates.

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Conceptual restoration plan with vernal pools, walking path, boardwalk, and detention basin.

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Construction documents for restoration area.

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Grading vernal pool.

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Laying cobbles in detention basin spillway.

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Hydroseeding with riparian seed mix.

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Detention wetland following first rain.

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Vernal pool five years following construction.