Hammon Bar Restoration Project

In 2011 and 2012 SYRCL implemented the first habitat restoration project to ever occur on the lower Yuba River. SYRCL planted over 6,000 willow and cottonwood species to groundwater depth on Hammon Bar with the goal of creating diverse riparian vegetation that will enhance fish habitat.

The success of this project inspired all the future restoration projects that SYRCL has completed, is currently engaged in, or is planning for the future.

From left to right: Stinger planting July 212; Hammon Bar May 2016
From one of our repeat photo point locations showing growth of the willows we planted and recruitment of fine sediment which, in turn, fosters more vegetation growth