This project was made possible through a cost-sharing program between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Regional San. The funds became available for this habitat restoration project in association with the South Sacramento County Streams Flood Control Project, which provided increased flood protection for the communities along the lower Morrison Creek stream group. Through this program, the Regional San Bufferlands provided little more than the land in return for the formal design and installation of more than 265 acres of habitat improvements.
The initial maintenance period for these plantings ended in spring 2008, and the Bufferlands natural resource team now provide the ongoing maintenance required to preserve the value of these restored areas. The South Sacramento County Streams Restoration Project is another great example of the benefits of partnering for Regional San and our environmental stewardship efforts.