Tehama West Watershed Assessment

Tehama County, California

Foothill Associates conducted a literature review, field reconnaissance and photography, and wrote summary chapters on the soils, vegetation and wildlife in the Tehama West Watershed as part of a larger effort of watershed assessment. We worked cooperatively with our contractor, VESTRA, in reviewing and developing the GIS databases required for the literature review. Topics included gravel mining, Arundo, soils, erosion potential, channel migration, geomorphology, sensitive botanical resources, invasive plant species, noxious weeds, threatened and endangered wildlife, critical habitats, vernal pools, and data gaps. The chapters included conclusions and recommendations for further research and watershed restoration.

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Foothill Associates wrote the vegetation and wildlife resources sections of the final watershed plan.