Johnson Canyon Westside Restoration – Construction Implementation
The watershed assessment describes the geomorphic and hydrologic processes in the watershed and how human actions have interrupted these functions. From that scientific and technical basis, the assessment identified areas of erosion and impacted function within the watershed. Preliminary restoration actions and project concepts were derived from the assessment, including benefits and gains, impacts to the drainage network, sediment production, relative cost, and project sequencing. The road network is the single largest erosion trigger for sediment yield and hydrologic modification. Within the western portion of the watershed, the assessment identifies over a dozen high priority sites. These sites are located on property owned by the Truckee Donner Land Trust (TDLT) and US Forest Service (USFS). TRWC is partnering with these organizations to complete the restoration.
This project supports TRFs Grant Priorities II and VIII – Watershed Improvements and Leverage Stakeholder Assets and Participation. This project will reduce sedimentation by eliminating erosion sources in Johnson Canyon and TRWC will partner with the Truckee Donner Land Trust and US Forest Service to complete the restoration.