Tyler Island Levee Protection and Habitat Restoration Pilot Project

Status Completed County Sacramento, San Joaquin
Project Type Non-mitigation Location 38.17292° N, -121.57260° W Map
Project Area (Acres) No Data Last Updated 13 April 2022
Project Abstract Demonstration/experimental project, use biotechnical materials to create 2000 LF of SRA on the West Bank, North Fork Mokelumne. LCC: Create/enhance shaded riverine aquatic and tidal perennial aquatic habitat along 2,000 linear feet of Georgiana Slough and along 3,000 linear feet of the North Fork Mokelumne River.
Administrative Region Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Suisun Marsh - Rachel Wigginton, SSJDC

Project Identification

ERP-97-N13 CALFED - Project ID
7207440 (North Fork Mokelumne River) CALFED - Site ID
7207438 (Georgiana Slough) CALFED - Site ID

Habitat Plan

Site NamePhaseActivitySubActivitiesHabitatSubHabitatAcresActivity StatusWater Regime
Georgiana Slough None Creation/Establishment Vegetation Palustrine Wetland Emergent Freshwater Marsh No Data Completed
North Fork Mokelumne River None Creation/Establishment Vegetation Palustrine Wetland Emergent Freshwater Marsh No Data Completed

Related Habitat Impacts

HabitatAcres LostType of Loss
No Data


Georgiana Slough Completed No Data
North Fork Mokelumne River Completed No Data


DateTypeDescriptionSite Name
1998-07-01 Project start date


Contact Jennifer Hogan California Department of Water Resources FESSRO


None Creation/Establishment CDFW Ecosystem Restoration Program $885,202
None Creation/Establishment CDWR FESSRO Delta Levees Special Projects $150,000
None Creation/Establishment Reclamation District 563 (Tyler Island) $64,000

Related CRAM Assessments

Visit DateVersionSite NameWetland TypeIndex Score
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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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