Big Springs Vegetation Management

Big Springs; near Humbug Valley has become overgrown with unmanaged vegetation. The flow of water has been impeded by the unmitigated growth and work must be done to thoroughly open up this important cold-water spring. The surrounding habitat of Fenn bog and Aspen groves are critically stressed due to poor spring vegetation management.
The Maidu Tribe utilizes this site for traditional practices and that use is threatened by continued under-management of the site.
The surrounding forest is a high fuels fire risk which further endangers the health of the Spring; and limits the Maidus? traditional uses that would otherwise occur here; such as native food gathering and propagation.
Sponsoring Agency
Maidu Summit Consortium
Primary Contact
Kenneth Holbrook
Contact Email
Project Number
Matching Funds
None listed
Total Cost
DAC Benefit
Supplemental Information
Wildlife use of improved spring habitat encouraged by improved functioning of springs
DWR Resource Management Strategies
Agricultural land stewardship, Conjunctive management, Economic incentives, Ecosystem restoration, Forest management, Groundwater remediation/aquifer remediation, Land use planning and management, Matching water quality to water use, Outreach and engagement, Surface storage - regional/local, Water and culture, Water-dependent recreation, Watershed management
Project Objectives
Address water resources and wastewater needs of DACs and Native Americans, Build communication and collaboration among water resources stakeholders, Continue to actively engage in FERC relicensing within the Region, Effectively address climate change adaptation and/or mitigation in water resources management, Encourage municipal service providers to participate in regional water management actions, Enhance public awareness and understanding of water management issues and needs, Improve coordination of land use and water resources planning, Improve efficiency and reliability of water supply and infrastructure, Maximize agricultural, environmental, and municipal water use efficiency, Reduce potential for catastrophic wildland fires in the region, Restore natural hydrologic functions, Work with counties/communities/groups to maintain capacity for water-related projects, Work with DWR to develop strategies and actions for the operation of SWP facilities
Project Status
Potential Benefits
Assist the region in adapting to effects of climate change, Disadvantaged Communities, Drought Preparedness, Environmental Justice, Native American Tribal Communities
Project Owner

To the owner of Big Springs Vegetation Management

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  • TAC-2 1 file Added 26 Aug 2016 Big Springs vegetation management