Western Goleta Slough Wetland Restoration Project

Status In-progress County Santa Barbara
Project Type Compensatory mitigation Location 34.42370° N, -119.85551° W Map
Project Area (Acres) 34.41 Last Updated 27 September 2016

Project Identification

IDType
99-092 SCC - Record Number

Habitat Plan

ActivityHabitatSubHabitatAcresActivity StatusWater Regime
Unknown/Unspecified Depressional Wetland Marsh and unvegetated flats 34.41 Construction in-progress

Related Habitat Impacts

HabitatAcres LostType of Loss
No Data

Sites

NameStatusAcres
Western Goleta Slough - CDFG East Construction in-progress 22.41
Western Goleta Slough - CDFG West Construction in-progress 12.00

Events

DateTypeDescriptionSite Name
2011-09-01 Groundwork end Estimated date
2008-09-01 Groundwork start Estimated date
2008-04-01 Project entered Project entered into database

People

TypeNameOrganizationDepartment
Contact William Abbott Land Trust for Santa Barbara County Not applicable/Unknown
Contact Unknown City of Santa Barbara Not applicable/Unknown

Funding

ActivityFunderAmount
Unknown/Unspecified Federal Aviation Administration
Unknown/Unspecified U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Unknown/Unspecified WCB California Riparian Habitat Conservation Program

Related CRAM Assessments

Visit DateVersionSite NameWetland TypeIndex Score
2008-09-05 5.0.1 Goleta Slough perennial/seasonal depressional 63
2008-09-05 5.0.1 Goleta Slough perennial/seasonal depressional 45
2008-09-05 5.0.1 Goleta Slough perennial/seasonal depressional 55
2008-09-05 5.0.1 Goleta Slough perennial/seasonal depressional 42
2008-09-04 5.0.1 West Storke perennial/seasonal depressional 75
2007-09-04 4.6 Goleta Slough estuarine perennial saline 42

Performance Criteria

StatusDetailsEvaluation Date
No Data

Project Description

Description
No Data
Upload files or links
Name File Type Submitted On Submitted By
Land Use Jurisdiction Other 2008-06-30 Christopher Solek, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
DC_2504744_land use juridiction.pdf

Diagram of land use jurisdiction in the Western Goleta Slough project area.

Project location map Other 2008-06-30 Christopher Solek, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
DC_2504748_Project Location Map.pdf

Location map of Western Goleta Slough project area

Vegetation map_eastern project area (Carneros Basin) Other 2008-06-30 Christopher Solek, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
DC_2504746_CDFG East Carneros Basin Vegetation.pdf

Map of vegetation types in eastern project (Carneros Basin)

Vegetation map_eastern project area (Slough Basin) Other 2008-06-30 Christopher Solek, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
DC_2504747_CDFG East Slough Basin Vegetation.pdf

Vegetation map of eastern portion of project area (Slough basin)

Vegetation map_western project area Other 2008-06-30 Christopher Solek, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
DC_2504745_CDFG West Vegetation.pdf

Map of vegetation types in western section of project area

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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