ProjectsInstream Mining and Salmonid Habitat Improvement

Instream Mining and Salmonid Habitat Improvement

Sonoma County, CA

Biological Services, Environmental Planning & Regulatory Compliance, Habitat Restoration

Sequoia provided comprehensive biological services for an instream gravel mining project that includes the restoration of 13 miles of steelhead spawning habitat on the Russian River. Sequoia worked with the client and an independent Scientific Review Committee to ensure geomorphic and habitat studies complied with the various mining and restoration permits. Sequoia designed a comprehensive study plan, which included preconstruction surveys for special status wildlife species, salmonid habitat assessment and delineation, and geomorphic studies of salmonid spawning gravels. Sequoia assembled and managed a team of subject matter experts to implement various technical studies and surveys for permit compliance, including California Native Plant Society (CNPS) protocol rare plant surveys, tree inventories, salmonid redd counts, bat surveys, western pond turtle and foothill yellow-legged frog surveys, salmonid instream habitat delineations, and salmonid spawning habitat quality surveys. Sequoia’s success on our inaugural project with Syar Industries has led to a strong business relationship and additional awards.