Stewart Canyon Creek

Location: Ventura County

Project Type: Restoration

Status: Completed

Habitat Type: Exotics Control, fish passage, Riparian

Cost: $588,000

Area Affected: 3.951 acres

Project Footprint: 1,860 feet stream miles

Assembly District: 37

Senate District: 19

Congressional District: 24

Project Lead/Grantee:
The C.R.E.W (Walter McCall 805-649-8847)

This project will restore the riparian ecosystem of the lower Stewart Canyon Creek as a collaborative effort with CREW, the Ojai Land Conservancy, Ojai Valley Green Coalition, and local-area schools. The project will enhance the creek and adjoining ecosystem, as well as improve passage and breeding potential for endangered aquatic species, such as southern steelhead trout and California red-legged frog.

Removal of non-native plants will allow for a significant increase in the native plant population, improve hydrologic capacity of the stream, as well as provide light to tree seedlings sprouting along the canopy understory. Site preparation, fencing, restoration implementation, planting and maintenance plans are being developed as part of the project.