Basso/LaGrange Reach Floodplain Restoration
Project Lead: Tuolumne River Preservation Trust
Short Project Description:
This project will restore 77 acres of degraded floodplain habitat along the Tuolumne River in La Grange while developing a source of spawning gravel to improve and enhance existing spawning beds in the Tuolumne River. Specific objectives of the project include:
- restoring functional floodplains that allow inundation at a greater frequency and reduce risks of juvenile salmonid stranding;
- restoring native riparian vegetation by preserving existing native vegetation and planting the appropriate species on restored surfaces inundated by the contemporary hydrologic regime,
- excluding trespassing cattle from the county property by building fences, and
- building a loop trail consistent with the restoration project to improve recreational access and utility.