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STRAWBERRY

CREEK

E C O LO G I C A L S TA B I L I Z AT I O N CEN T E R STR E E T

PROJECT [SCESP]

A student-led initiative to improve riparian habitat in Strawberry Creek + to encourage community stewardship of the watershed.

PROBLEM

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Failed check dam at the confluence (looking downstream)

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Failing check dam (looking upstream)

GOALS

R e s t o r e a d e g r a d e d s e c t i o n a t t h e c o n f l u e n c e o f S t r a w b e r r y C r e e k ’s n o r t h + s o u t h f o r k s

Improve habitat (aquatic + streamside) by installing ecologically-functional grade control structures + planting native riparian vegetation C re a te a n o n - c a m p u s exa m p l e o f c re e k re sto rat i o n , s e r v i n g a s a n o u td o o r l a b o ra t o r y + p u b l i c e d u c at i o n c e nte r

02 Hydrological + hydraulic analysis

03 Engineered design documents

04 Permit documents submitted to state regulatory agencies 05 Development of pre- and post-project monitoring protocols

06 Submission of grant applications to fund the project’s construction phase 07 Creation of regularly updated blog + Facebook pages 08 Partnerships with community and student groups

FUTURE WORK

METHODS

01 Topographic survey + geomorphic assessment workshop

Secure funding for the construction phase

Institutionalizing pre- and post-project monitoring in university curricula

Construction of the grade control structures + plant vegetation in summer/fall 2014

Continue outreach to community + student groups

With special thanks to: Tim Pine, UC Berkeley Kara Nelson, UC Berkeley Scott Stoller + Brian Haines, ESA PWA

E H & S

UC BERKELEY

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TRACK OUR PROGRESS! ecostabilization.wordpress.com SCESP Team: Aysha Massell Jackie Berry Junice Uy Pete Moniz

Strawberry Creek Ecological Stabilization Project Poster  

2013 TGIF Grant http://tgif.berkeley.edu/index.php/funded-projects/grant-cycle/grantawards2013/145-ecological-stabilization