Cal Wildlife Conservation Board
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Ecology and Evolution
The goals of this project are to actively restore and enhance approximately 232 acres of degraded river channel and floodplain within the Cienega Springs Ecological Reserve to a mosaic of wetland and riparian habitat types, improve the site’s hydrology for surface water retention and groundwater recharge, and provide a wildlife-oriented recreational opportunity for the surrounding disadvantaged communities. The project will have multiple benefits, including restoring habitat diversity and complexity, expanding floodplain connectivity, improving water resources, and providing climate change resiliency and recreation and educational opportunities.