Hill Slough Tidal Habitat Restoration

Status Planning County
Project Type Compensatory mitigation Location 38.22920° N, -121.99814° W Map
Project Area (Acres) 2,690

Project Identification

IDType
ERP-07D-P03 CALFED - Project ID
7208186 CALFED - Site ID
DFW_209 DeltaView - Project ID
1981037 (HSWA) WCB - Project ID
1976008 (HSTHR) WCB - Project ID
1977020 (HSTHR) WCB - Project ID
1982038 (HSWA) WCB - Project ID
1986066 (HSWA) WCB - Project ID

Habitat Plan

ActivityHabitatSubHabitatAcresActivity StatusWater Regime
Restoration Estuarine Wetland Emergent Saline to Brackish Marsh 846.0 Planning/Scoping Fully tidal
Restoration Estuarine Wetland Scrub-shrub 94.00 Planning/Scoping
Acquisition/Preservation/Protection Unknown/unspecified habitat None 1,750 Completed

Related Habitat Impacts

HabitatAcres Lost
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Sites

NameStatusAcres
Hill Slough Tidal Habitat Restoration Planning/Scoping 1,880
Hill Slough Wildlife Area Completed 810.0

Events

DateTypeDescriptionSite Name
2008-06-15 Project start date

People

TypeNameOrganizationDepartment
Partner Aaron Will Ducks Unlimited, Inc. Not applicable/Unknown
Partner Sarah Estrella California Department of Fish and Wildlife Not applicable/Unknown
Contact Armin Halston U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Not applicable/Unknown

Funding

ActivityFunderAmount
Restoration CDFW California Department of Fish and Wildlife $9,300,000
Acquisition/Preservation/Protection WCB Land Acquisition Program $1,769,350
Restoration CDWR California Department of Water Resources $700,000
Restoration CDFW Ecosystem Restoration Program $646,642

Related CRAM Assessments

Visit DateVersionSite NameWetland TypeIndex Score
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Performance Criteria

StatusDetailsEvaluation Date
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Project Description

Description
The project aims to restore tidal wetlands and moist grassland habitat as well as reintroduce tidal action to the site. This project satisfies mitigation as part of a settlement from a 2004 Kinder Morgan pipeline spill, as well as tidal marsh acreage goals for the 2014 Suisun Marsh Management Plan.
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How to Use the Habitat Development Curve

Habitat Development Curves (HDCs) are used to determine the developmental status and trajectory of on-the-ground projects to create, restore, or enhance California wetland and stream habitats. Each HDC is based on assessments of habitat condition for different age areas of one habitat type that in aggregate represent the full spectrum of habitat development. The assessments of condition are provided by expert applications of the California Rapid Assessment Method (CRAM). Visit the CRAM website for more information about CRAM.

For each HDC, reference condition is represented by areas of a habitat that consistently get very high CRAM scores, have not been subject to disruptive management practices, and exist within landscapes that are protected and managed for their natural conditions. The horizontal lines intersecting the top of an HDC represent the mean CRAM score and standard deviation of scores for 25 qualifying reference areas.

The age of a project is estimated as the elapsed time in years between the groundwork end date for the project and the date of the CRAM assessment. To add or update a groundwork end date, use the Project Events form in Project Tracker (ptrack.ecoatlas.org). The minimum age in years of a non-project area, including any natural reference area, is estimated from all available local information, including historical maps and imagery, historical written accounts, and place-specific scientific studies of habitat development.

An HDC can be used to address the following questions:

  1. At what time in the future will the area of assessed habitat achieve the reference condition or other milestones in habitat development? The HDC can answer this question if the CRAM score for the assessed area is within the confidence interval of the HDC. The answer is the time in years along the HDC between the current age of the assessed area and the future date corresponding to the intersection of the HDC and the reference condition or other milestone.
  2. Is the area of assessed habitat likely to develop faster, slower, or at the same pace as most other areas of the same habitat type? The habitat area is likely to develop faster, slower, or at the same pace if the CRAM score for the area is above, below, or within the confidence interval of the HDC, respectively.
  3. What can be done to improve the condition of the habitat area or to increase its rate of development? HDCs by themselves cannot answer this question. Possible answers can be inferred by the following analysis that involves HDCs:
    1. Examine the HDC for each of the four CRAM Attributes;
    2. Identify the Attribute(s) scoring below the HDC;
    3. For any low-scoring Attribute, examine the component Metric Scores (note: the Metric Scores for any public CRAM assessment in the CRAM database can be obtained through EcoAtlas);
    4. Assume the low score of an Attribute is due to its low-scoring Metric(s);
    5. Consider modifying the design or management of the habitat area in ways that will sustainably increase its score(s) for the low-scoring Metric(s).

For more information about CRAM Attributes and Metrics, including their scientific rationale, see the CRAM Manual.

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