|Lower Blackwood Creek Restoration Project Receives|
Best in the Basin Award
The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency awarded NHC's Lower Blackwood Creek Restoration Project for the California Tahoe Conservancy in the Lake Tahoe Basin a Best in the Basin award in September 2014. The project restores stream stability, riparian habitat, and aquatic habitat on approximately 2,000 linear feet of stream just upstream of Lake Tahoe. The Blackwood Creek watershed has been affected by mining, grazing, logging, road building, and other human activities since the mid-1800s. The US Forest Service has completed a multi-phase project on the upstream reaches of Blackwood Creek and this project extends restoration efforts on California Tahoe Conservancy land near the west shore of Lake Tahoe in a reach that was affected by highway construction and residential development.
Key project features include:
NHC led the project team from initial concepts through project planning, technical analyses, environmental compliance and permitting, final design, and construction implementation. NHC is presently assisting the Conservancy with project monitoring.