California Department of Conservation Create an Accountlast updated: October 2013Contact California Department of ConservationTo request additions or corrections to this entry email the AdministratorRelated Success Stories for California Department of ConservationArroyo Seco Watershed Restoration ProgramThe Arroyo Seco Watershed Restoration Program is developing a comprehensive, long-term program to manage and restore the grand canyon that runs from the San Gabriel Mountains to downtown Los Angeles.Community Floodplain Buyout PartnershipMissouri watershed project used to buyout more than 100 frequently flooded residences and businesses in Piedmont. In their place are a park and a hiking trail.Confluence: A Conservation, Heritage & Recreation CorridorReconnecting people to region’s Great Rivers through a system of multi-use trails, recreation facilities, historic sites, visitor education centers, public art & interpretation.Guildford Farm Conservation DevelopmentGuildford Farm is a 35 lot Conservation Development that will protect 150 acre farm and wildlife preserve and buffer on key waterways. Houses and roads will use Low Impact Development, LID, methods.Help Us Stop the Spread of Aquatic Nuisance SpeciesA cooperative effort between Federal, provincial, state, regional, and local agencies and many other stakeholders to prevent the westward spread aquatic nuisance species in North America.Joliet Army Ammunition PlantPrivate, county, state, and federal entities implement the Joliet Arsenal Citizens Planning Commission’s balanced redevelopment plan for the closed 23,000-acre arsenal.McKenzie Creek Watershed ProjectThe project consists of voluntary acquisition of frequently flooded properties in the City of Piedmont and development of a habitat enhancing greenway.Mechanized Thinning Trial of Upland Hardwood ForestsA thinning trial was conducted on a site typical of overstocked, saw log-sized, upland hardwood stands on steep (30%), stony terrain in the Ozarks.
Middle Mississippi River Wetland RestorationSince the Great Flood of 1993 American Land Conservancy has been helping restore bottomland hardwood habitat, sidechannels and wetlands from St. Louis to Cairo, IL. Missouri Department of Conservation/NRCS PartnershipThe Missouri Department of Conservation shares office space with NRCS and assists with the application of farm bill programs.Nicatous Lake ProjectConserving, in perpetuity, economic, ecological, and recreational values to ensure ongoing benefits of sustainable forestry, water quality, wildlife, and recreational pursuits.Page County Water Quality Advisory CommitteeActive committee comprised of local stakeholders formed to advise elected officials on water quality issues, both surface water and groundwaterSandy Neck/ Great Marsh Land ConservationBy 2005, a partnership of government and non-profit partners formed in 2003 had added over 120 newly protected acres to the Sandy Neck/Great Marsh Conservation Area on Cape Cod.Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!Through social marketing, Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! simplifies this complex issue, makes it relevant to recreational users and empowers them with prevention procedures.Washington's Crossing Near the very banks where George Washington launched his nation-defining attack, an 80,000-square-foot shopping plaza was planned.West Branch Project, MaineTo conserve the largest contiguous tract of land ever protected in Maine – 329,000 acres through a public-private partnership.Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art ContestThe State-Fish Art Contest has educated thousands of students nationwide about America’s fisheries, helping to creating knowledgeable future leaders of cooperative conservation efforts.