The project implemented fish passage improvements in lower Mission Creek in Santa Barbara. The City modified the lower concrete flood control channel to improve conditions for Southern California steelhead to migrate upstream to access year-round water with suitable spawning habitat in the upper watershed.
County ID: Santa Barbara County
NOAA fisheries developed a conceptual design for the modification of a fish barrier. The conceptual design will cut or remove some of the existing sandstone blocks in the structure, thereby forming a 108-foot long, low flow conduit through which fish can swim upstream to the natural-bottom channel under the freeway next to the railroad.
The Baron Ranch is a 1,092-acre ranch currently owned by the County of Santa Barbara Public Works Department. The Ranch, which was purchased in 1990 as a buffer to the Tajiguas Landfill, is bounded on the east by agricultural lands and on the west by the landfill and Arroyo Hondo Preserve. The property reaches from … Continued
This project will conduct biological surveys and prepare information needed for permit applications and environmental review for removal of three fish passage barriers at Dos Arroyos Ranch along San Jose Creek
The project removed key invasive plant species and planted native plants at the Santa Barbara Zoo on the perimetere of the Andree Clark Bird Refuge, primarily using volunteers and emphasizing community involvement/education of zoo visitors and other community members.
This project involved UCSB student interns and Kids in Nature (K-12) students in the restoration of a 1/2 acre freshwater wetland on the north shore of UCSB Campus Lagoon. The site was degraded, weed-dominated, but an amazing opportunity for freshwater expression on campus.
The Adams School project combined the restoration of 800 linear feet of a highly degraded stream channel with over 300 elementary school students in collaborative, hands-on learning activities. Asphalt and non-native plants were removed, the channel was regraded, and native wetland/riparian plants and trees wereinstalled. Students learned about wetland ecology and stewardship while restoring this … Continued
This project will improve two sites on San Jose Creek that are barriers to steelhead passage. Both sites will be improved to provide stable and safe access and improved fish passage with the greatest flood conveyance and least maintenance requirements.
This project restored a coastal wetland and one mile of a stream corridor at Prisoners Harbor and Canada del Puerto, the primary access point for Santa Cruz Island, Channel Islands National Park. Prisoners Harbor on Santa Cruz Island sits at the mouth of Cañada del Puerto, a seasonal creek. Historically, the Prisoners area was once … Continued
This project removed non-native invasive weeds, Arundo donax, from the bed, banks, and overbanks of Carpinteria Creek and its tributaries. The Santa Barbara County Weed Management Area worked with the Carpinteria Creek Watershed Coalition on the rehabilitation of Carpinteria Creek for steelhead habitat. Arundo donax can grow to 30 feet tall and create dense thickets … Continued
Restored and enhanced 33 acres of the salt marsh known as Basin 1/South Marsh. Carpinteria Marsh is located immediately west of Carpinteria, approximately 12 miles east of Santa Barbara. It encompasses approximately 230 acres and is separated into the following subareas: Basin 1, Basin 2, Basin 3 and South Marsh as shown in Figure 2. … Continued
This project prepared an enhancement plan for restoration of Basin 1, approximately 230 acres in Carpinteria. Carpinteria Marsh is located immediately west of Carpinteria, approximately 12 miles east of Santa Barbara. It encompasses approximately 230 acres and is separated into the following subareas: Basin 1, Basin 2, Basin 3 and South Marsh as shown in … Continued