Red Clover Creek Demonstration Project (1985/96)
The CRM's first project constructed four rock check dams on a highly eroded section of Red Clover Creek, which flows into Indian Creek. The dams created ponds and raised the water table on privately owned land used for cattle grazing and willows and grasses were planted in areas affected by construction. Monitoring information has shown a 657% increase in waterfowl in the area, with nesting and usage indicators up for all indicator species.
Red Clover Creek- Noble (1990)
Two erosion control rock drop dam structures were built, and fencing was installed on this privately owned section of Red Clover Creek upstream from the Red Clover Demonstration project, which flows into Indian Creek. The dams slowed stream flow and willows were planted to hold soil in place. The project affected 20-30 acres of meadow. Funded for $14,000 by Pacific Gas & Electric Company, the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, and the landowner; and donations from the USFS.
Red Clover Creek II (1994/95)
This project laid back and stabilized stream banks through revegetation using willow matting on a half mile of Red Clover Creek within the USFS Red Clover II Management Area Plan. Work on lowering the flood plain, installing rock weirs and rip rap, and revegetation of vertical banks was also done. The project was sponsored by the USFS and contracted out to private contractors for $39,000.