Scott River Restoration II

Restoration Stories

CalTrout’s Shasta team has completed an instream habitat restoration project that will help recover threatened coho salmon in the Scott River. Restoration activities kicked off with excavating an inset floodplain to reconnect the river to off-stream rearing habitat for juvenile salmon. Additionally, intact floodplains provide recharge to groundwater basins, supporting cooler base flows in the summer, and also reduce runoff, resulting in an overall increase in streamflow during the dry season, when it is needed. Partners include: Siskiyou Resource Conservation District, Scott River Water Trust, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and Timbervest, LLC. Funders include: California State Coastal Conservancy and California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Learn More © California Trout