The California State Water Resources Control Board has awarded Federal 319 Clean Water Act (CWA) – Nonpoint Source Implementation funds to implement projects that will improve water quality. Water quality improvement will occur by decreasing water temperatures in the Shasta River and its tributaries. The river and its tributaries serve as an important tributary to the Klamath River. To decrease the temperatures, improved agricultural water and grazing management will be put into practice.
The project involves the removal of approximately 100 beaver protection cages from mature trees and the planting of 200-300 feet of native riparian habitat trees.
Mr. Mengers, Senior Archaeologist and Historian was the project PI. He managed PanGIS staff in creating GIS mapping, ordering the record search and the Sacred Lands Search from the NAHC.
Mr. Mengers managed a staff as they conducted the intensive linear ground surveys at the project site. He also conducted historic research at the local historic society. From the information collected, he wrote the technical report detailing the study findings.
The Shasta Valley has a rich Native American, mining, and ranching history. The purpose of this survey was to provide constraints information to assist the SVRCD and the County of Siskiyou in their compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).