Mattley Meadow is an un-restored meadow which includes both public and private lands in a remote area near the southwest boundary of the Mokelumne Wilderness on the Calaveras Ranger District (CRD), Stanislaus National Forest. The meadow is at the headwaters of Mattley Creek, a tributary to the North Fork of the Mokelumne River. Mattley Meadow was identified and prioritized as a restoration project by the CRD collaboratively with the Amador-Calaveras Consensus Group (ACCG) in the ACCG Cornerstone Project, a Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project. Survey, assessment, and a conceptual restoration design have been completed and the NEPA process is beginning. Primary goals are to reduce severe erosion of the meadow, re-invigorate a large aspen stand and improve Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog (SNYLF) habitat and population numbers. Coupled groundwater wells and piezometers (6 each) were installed in two transects across Mattley Meadow by CRD staff in 2015 to begin pre-restoration monitoring efforts. Data collection for 2017.
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