The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has granted the Yurok Tribe and Trinity County $835,000 to protect and restore the Trinity and lower Klamath rivers.
The grant is one of 12 in a $9 million package from the Targeted Watersheds Grant Program. The program aims to get on-the-ground work done following completed watershed assessments.
The money will be spent in part on Terwer Creek on the lower Klamath. The Yurok Tribe will decommission 1.1 miles of road, rehabilitate 18 hillside areas, stabilize 1,000 feet of stream bank and plant 800 trees.
Other money will go to Trinity County for work on Indian Creek on the Trinity River to clear vegetation, remove sediment, reshape the river channel and revegetate areas so more water can be allowed to flow from Trinity Dam.
In Hidden Valley on the South Fork Trinity River, the Trinity County Resource Conservation District will take out 5 miles of roads and remove sediment.
The projects are part of ongoing partnerships including
the 2000 plan to restore the Trinity River. Another $3 million is going
into the projects from both public and private sources.