The Alameda Creek Historical Ecology Study assesses watershed conditions prior to significant Euro-American modification, as a basis for understanding subsequent changes in watershed structure and function, and potential options for future environmental management. The geographic focus is the floodplains, valleys, and alluvial plains adjacent to Alameda Creek (to the diversion dam) and its tributaries. This includes the Livermore and Amador valleys, Sunol Valley and Niles Canyon, and the Niles cone and adjoining baylands. A pilot portion of the project also focuses on documenting landscape changes in the uplands of the San Antonio Creek watershed.

The project was designed to support several current planning efforts, including the Alameda Watershed Habitat Conservation Plan, Alameda County flood control planning, the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, the Alameda Creek Watershed Council, and to advance public engagement in the watershed.


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This Project was completed in February 2013.

Associated Staff: 
Programs and Focus Areas: 
Resilient Landscapes Program
Historical Ecology
Wetland Monitoring & Assessment
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