South Sacramento County Streams Restoration Project
Contiguous Habitat Blocks Increase Wildlife Value
This project is adjacent to the Upper Beach Lake Wildlife Area and other high-value habitats of the Bufferlands, creating a large block of contiguous wildlife habitat. Additionally, the proximity of these projects to the Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge greatly increases the wildlife value of both natural areas by providing a huge open space preserve in southern Sacramento County.
Partnership Reduces Costs to Regional San
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.