For Release: May 2, 2008
Contact: BLM: Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332 or Bill Kuntz (530) 224-2100
Public Meeting Set to Discuss Clear Creek Greenway
Staff from the Bureau of Land Management will discuss plans for trails and other public recreation enhancements along Clear Creek, in a public open house meeting Wednesday, May 14, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at BLM Redding Field Office, 355 Hemsted Dr., Redding.
BLM staff members will be present to discuss the recreation development plans, answer questions and hear suggestions.
“This will be an informal setting, where we will discuss what has been accomplished and what we have planned to improve public recreation opportunities at Clear Creek,” said BLM Redding Field Manager Steve Anderson. “People can stop by at any time during the three hours we have set aside.”
The BLM is planning development of public access areas, trails and a salmon viewing overlook in the Clear Creek Greenway, a 5,000-acre tract between the Sacramento River and Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. The agency has acquired the area for public ownership in transactions over the past 15 years.
Development of new public access and recreation improvements is the latest undertaking at Clear Creek, where multiple agencies, coordinated by the Western Shasta Resource Conservation District, have been engaged in stream restoration work.
Over the past decade, projects have been completed to return the stream to a more natural course, improve spawning habitat for salmon, increase habitat for birds and reduce erosion. As a result, fall salmon runs have increased dramatically along with the number and diversity of birds.
Redding Field Office 355 Hemsted Drive Redding, CA 96002