Orchard Creek Preserve

Rocklin, California

Foothill Associates developed an Operations and Maintenance Plan for the Orchard Creek Open Space Preserve in Rocklin. The plan outlined preferred methods for the City’s management of the open space area through operations, monitoring, and maintenance. Foothill Associates created graphics to illustrate maintenance zones determined for the reach of the creek upstream from Highway 65. Appropriate plant material for each maintenance zone was established, with care taken not to introduce weedy exotic species into the basins. Actions requiring U.S. Army Corps of Engineers notification and actions prohibited within the preserve were also outlined in the plan document. Before plan development, Foothill Associates performed botanical surveys and wetland delineations for the 24-acre open space area. Staff obtained the required development permits, including a Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certification from the Regional Water Quality Control Board and a Streambed Alteration Agreement from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, an Alternative Analysis report was also conducted for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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Open space preserve boundary.

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Vernal pool.