Log Meadow Restoration Project

Status In-progress County Tulare
Project Type Non-mitigation Location 36.55864° N, -118.74235° W Map
Project Area (Acres) 18.00 Last Updated 12 April 2024
Project Abstract The Log Meadow Restoration Project aims to restore the hydrologic and ecologic functions of the meadow. The project is located in the Middle Fork Kaweah River watershed in Sequoia National Park. We will complete a baseline assessment, conceptual and technical restoration designs and environmental compliance and permitting.
Project Groups CDFW Prop 1 | Sierra Meadows Partnership
Administrative Region Sierra Meadows Partnership - Allison Hacker, [email protected]

Project Identification

P1696029 CDFW - Prop 1 Grant ID

Habitat Plan

Site NamePhaseActivitySubActivitiesHabitatSubHabitatAcresActivity StatusWater Regime
Log Meadow None Enhancement Riverine Wetland Channel 18.00 Planning in-progress Perennial non-tidal

Related Habitat Impacts

Impact Project NameHabitatAcres LostType of Loss
No Data


Log Meadow In-progress/Implementation 18.00


DateTypeDescriptionSite Name
2017-06-21 Project start date Estimated date


Agency Staff Adam Ballard California Department of Fish and Wildlife Watershed Restoration Grants Branch
Contact Maiya Greenwood American Rivers Not applicable/Unknown


None Enhancement CDFW Wetlands Restoration for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program $200,273
None Enhancement California Wildlife Conservation Board $191,472
None Enhancement CDFW Prop 1 - Watershed Restoration Grant Program $86,340
None Enhancement National Fish and Wildlife Foundation $86,339

Related CRAM Assessments

Visit DateVersionSite NameWetland TypeIndex Score
2023-10-04 6.1 Log Meadow channeled wet meadow 74
2020-07-28 6.1 Log Meadow channeled wet meadow 68
2020-07-28 6.1 Log Meadow channeled wet meadow 68
Name File Type Submitted On Submitted By
401 Permit Plan Or Permit 2024-04-12 Gordon Gianniny, American Rivers
404 Permit Plan Or Permit 2024-04-12 Gordon Gianniny, American Rivers
Designs Plan Or Permit 2024-04-12 Gordon Gianniny, American Rivers
Pre-project Monitoring Report Monitoring Report 2024-04-12 Gordon Gianniny, American Rivers
WRAMP Summary Sheet Other 2024-04-12 Gordon Gianniny, American Rivers

How to Use the Habitat Development Curve

Habitat Development Curves (HDCs) are used to determine the developmental status and trajectory of on-the-ground projects to create, restore, or enhance California wetland and stream habitats. Each HDC is based on assessments of habitat condition for different age areas of one habitat type that in aggregate represent the full spectrum of habitat development. The assessments of condition are provided by expert applications of the California Rapid Assessment Method (CRAM). Visit the CRAM website for more information about CRAM.

For each HDC, reference condition is represented by areas of a habitat that consistently get very high CRAM scores, have not been subject to disruptive management practices, and exist within landscapes that are protected and managed for their natural conditions. The horizontal lines intersecting the top of an HDC represent the mean CRAM score and standard deviation of scores for 25 qualifying reference areas.

The age of a project is estimated as the elapsed time in years between the groundwork end date for the project and the date of the CRAM assessment. To add or update a groundwork end date, use the Project Events form in Project Tracker (ptrack.ecoatlas.org). The minimum age in years of a non-project area, including any natural reference area, is estimated from all available local information, including historical maps and imagery, historical written accounts, and place-specific scientific studies of habitat development.

An HDC can be used to address the following questions:

  1. At what time in the future will the area of assessed habitat achieve the reference condition or other milestones in habitat development? The HDC can answer this question if the CRAM score for the assessed area is within the confidence interval of the HDC. The answer is the time in years along the HDC between the current age of the assessed area and the future date corresponding to the intersection of the HDC and the reference condition or other milestone.
  2. Is the area of assessed habitat likely to develop faster, slower, or at the same pace as most other areas of the same habitat type? The habitat area is likely to develop faster, slower, or at the same pace if the CRAM score for the area is above, below, or within the confidence interval of the HDC, respectively.
  3. What can be done to improve the condition of the habitat area or to increase its rate of development? HDCs by themselves cannot answer this question. Possible answers can be inferred by the following analysis that involves HDCs:
    1. Examine the HDC for each of the four CRAM Attributes;
    2. Identify the Attribute(s) scoring below the HDC;
    3. For any low-scoring Attribute, examine the component Metric Scores (note: the Metric Scores for any public CRAM assessment in the CRAM database can be obtained through EcoAtlas);
    4. Assume the low score of an Attribute is due to its low-scoring Metric(s);
    5. Consider modifying the design or management of the habitat area in ways that will sustainably increase its score(s) for the low-scoring Metric(s).

For more information about CRAM Attributes and Metrics, including their scientific rationale, see the CRAM Manual.

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