Kids in the Creek

The Clear Creek Student Restoration and Monitoring Project is a collaborative service-learning project that teaches and provides educational experiences about the Upper Clear Creek watershed in Shasta County, California. This project is located on French Gulch Creek near the town of French Gulch  and aims to assist students from three local schools with studying, restoring, and monitoring riparian habitat severely burned during the August 2004 French Fire.

Friday, April 28, 2006

CCSBrandon's post

Hello this is CCS Brandon, one of the students that have been volinteering in the restoration project taking place in French Gulch which was devistated by a deadly blaze in summer of 2004.

Since the restoration began there has been great increases in tree and shrubbery, for instance my fellow students and I have planded dozens of trees...which have a large chance of dying during the summer, however if they are able to survive their first sumer they will have matured enough so that they will be able to withstand the heat of summers to come.

However sadly I have not noticed an increase in wildlif beyong insects, and a limited number of birds. although my knowledge is limited in the field of wildlife, and vegetation I am very impressed with the progress taking place in the restoration.