KSN is providing restoration services for the Sacramento River Salmon Restoration Program in Northern California – more specifically in the Market Street Spawning Gravel project in Redding, CA. This project had crews mobilize and place over 3,200 tons of gravel into the Sacramento River – an effort to create spawning beds for the endangered Chinook Salmon and Steelhead. KSN, acting as the Program Manager for Reclamation District 108’s Salmon Habitat Restoration Project, is leading this effort as one of seven similar projects within the area that will help improve habitual conditions for salmon spawning, rearing, and migration in the Sacramento River.
By adding gravel to the river, it created a crucial habitat for salmon since upstream dams have cut off the natural supply of gravel that the salmon need for spawning. This $500,000 Market Street Spawning Habitat Project is funded thanks in part to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The project is implemented by Reclamation District 108 on behalf of the Sacramento River Settlement Contractors. Project completion is expected by mid-February with a goal to boost population numbers for the Chinook Salmon and Steelhead during the expected spawn time from late April to June