The purpose of the projects was to provide constraints information to assist the Shasta Valley Resource Conservation District (SVRCD) in several Federally funded watershed protection (Clean Water Act) projects in Siskiyou County, CA. The projects aim to aid in the drafting of a Groundwater Sustainability Plan and Nonpoint Source Management Program to improve water quality and salmon habitat in the Klamath River. The three projects were: Fencing, Stockwater, and Riparian Restoration Project; Hull Ranch Riparian Restoration Project; and CIMIS Station Installation for groundwater monitoring.
PanGIS staff completed the three projects for the SVRCD. Shasta Valley has a rich ranching, mining, and Native American history. PanGIS conducted record searches, NAHC Sacred Lands File Searches, Native American outreach, intensive linear ground surveys, and historic research. Projects were located on long-established ranch lands; therefore, research was conducted on the history of the Newton, Lemos, Hull, and Sandahl ranch properties through the County Historical Society. Research sources included the publication Siskiyou Pioneer and conversations with current property owners, descendants of the original ranch families. This research was intended to assist with the evaluation of undocumented historical resources encountered during the field survey. Staff authored a series of technical reports and site resource forms with resource recommendations.