USDA Forest Service

Pacific Southwest Research Station

Pacific Southwest
Research Station

800 Buchanan Street
Albany, CA 94710-0011
(510) 883-8830
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StreamsStream Restoration

Stream restoration projects are being planned and implemented to restore geomorphic and ecological functions including retention of fine sediments and providing habitat for plants and animals. These restoration efforts are underway in the watersheds of the Upper Truckee River, Blackwood Creek, Ward Creek, Trout Creek, and other streams around the basin. Research projects are synthesizing the results from past stream restoration projects as well as conducting in-depth field, modeling and laboratory studies to improve understanding of how stream channels erode and sediments deposit in floodplains. The findings will help design projects that more effectively reduce pollution and enhance habitat.

Research Projects