The Tehama County Resource Conservation District or TCRCD, in collaboration with the City of Red Bluff and County of Tehama Probation Department, conducted the Vegetative Improvement phase of the Riparian Forest and Trails Improvement Project at the East Sand Slough, Wednesday morning. The project site has been a community concern after the area’s June 2013 fire.
The Vegetative Improvement phase aims to eliminate and control plants that can affect the habitat, and can also cause future fires.
AB 109 crews were there to clean up the area and chip brush that can be damaging to the area.
Vicky Dawley, District Manager of The Tehama County Resource Conservation District said they have been working on this area since 2009, and are glad that they have agencies helping them out.
“Well be getting rid of non-native vegetation which will allow the native vegetation to thrive and again open trails for the community to use,” said Dawley.
Brush mounds were added to shelter various species. The community is asked to not disturb the mounds throughout the project area.
Future plans of the Riparian Forest and Trails Improvement Project include expanding a multi-agency recreation area throughout the East Sand Slough by connecting a handicapped accessible trail system to a larger trail system in the city of Red Bluff.
No date has been officially set.