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Truckee & Tahoe Restoration Projects Tour, AUGUST 4 & 5, 2022
August 4 @ 8:45 am - August 5 @ 4:00 pm$225
The Western Chapter of the IECA is pleased to announce the first in-person post-pandemic educational event which will take place on August 4th & 5th, 2022. We will return to the beautiful northern Sierra Nevada, including the Martis Valley in Truckee and the Upper Truckee Marsh in South Lake Tahoe. Various agency spokespersons and additional experts from the private sector will showcase these successful restoration, recreation, and erosion control projects that highlight our mutual disciplines and interests. We will make six stops at four different projects and discuss appropriate BMPs, flood analysis, invasive weeds, rare plants and protected species, biotechnical engineering, construction challenges, archaeological constraints and considerations, safety issues, wildfire, and the nuances of public works projects. Learn from the best and the smartest in the business.
Upper Truckee Marsh Restoration Project, South Lake Tahoe, CA. This large, complicated water quality, wetland restoration, and wildlife habitat improvement project took 10 years of planning. The second year of construction was completed in November of 2021. Two years of post-construction plant maintenance and monitoring will follow the completion of construction in 2022. The State of California is the Owner. The project proponent is the California Tahoe Conservancy. https://tahoe.ca.gov/upper-truckee-marsh/.
Mainstem Martis Restoration Project, Truckee CA. Construction was completed in 2019. This project included floodplain, stream, trail, and borrow site restoration and incorporated a variety of biotechnical treatments. The Truckee River Watershed Council was the lead organization agency while the property is under the jurisdiction of the United States Army Corp of Engineers.
Martis Bike Trail Project, Segment 1B-2, Truckee CA. This segment was completed in the fall of 2021/2022. Under the jurisdiction of the US Army Corp of Engineers in an environmentally and archaeologically sensitive valley, this project took 10 years to permit. Erosion and sediment control BMPs were customized for this project and will provide good topics for discussion. It is adjacent to the Mainstream Martis Project. The Northstar Community Service District is the project proponent.
Middle Martis Restoration Project. Middle Martis Creek, a tributary to Martis Creek, had been modified by historical land-uses and transportation infrastructure as it drains a steep watershed and discharges to the valley across an active alluvial fan. The design approach included: returning flows to drier areas of the alluvial fan and meadow, removing historical features that have re-routed dominant streamflow patterns, enhancing channel avulsion and sediment deposition functions, and modifying drainage pathways to encourage dispersal of flows while simultaneously preventing overflow or seepage onto roadways. Restoration included 60 acres of meadow and a mile of stream on the north side of Highway 267.The lead organization for this project, built in the fall of 2016, was the Truckee River Watershed Council.
Box lunch is included each day, along with beverages, water, and snacks. The lunch options will be sent to registrants two weeks before the tour. Refunds up to 14 days before the event.
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