• ​Sacramento Bar River Restoration Project

    ​This summer, Sacramento Bar will be the site of our eighth salmon and steelhead river restoration projects on the American River. Construction equipment, such as bulldozers and loaders, will be in the river, as well as on the gravel bar.  

    The best vantage points to see the project will be across the river, between trail miles 18 and 19 in the Lower Sunrise and El Manto access areas.  The project will be excavating a new side channel through the bar and lowering the floodplain, sorting and washing these excavated gravels, and adding the clean gravels to the river. Once finished, it will be an ideal area for salmon and steelhead to build their redds (“nests”), as well as providing protected nursery areas for the new young fish to grow bigger.

    Construction will begin as early as August 1 and will be completed by September 30. Work will be scheduled Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This river restoration is being completed through a partnership of the Bureau of Reclamation, US Fish and Wildlife Service, CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, and the Water Forum. ​

  • ​Rossmoor Drive Closure for Water Pipeline project​​

    ​​Update: Rossmoor Access is now open. (6/17/2016)

    Rossmoor Bar access will be closed beginning April 18, 2016 until the end of October, 2016. The Carmichael Water District is installing a water pipeline near the Rossmoor access road to Coloma and repaving the access road and parking lot. Read more information about the pipeline project​.

  • Rossmoor Bar oak woodland expansion​

    ​The oak woodland at Rossmoor Bar on the American River Parkway is being expanded. The project will increase the existing oak woodland (planted in 2009) nearly 14 acres.  The temporary deer fence will be removed when the trees and shrubs have grown tall enough to withstand deer browsing. The red area on the map​ (with the star) is the expansion area, and will be fenced to keep the deer from eating the new seedlings.  The black hatched area is the existing oak woodland area that was planted in 2009, and will remain unfenced​

  • ​​​Goats and Sheep are returning to the American River Parkway and Dry Creek Parkway

    Goats and sheep will once again be helping Regional Parks with fire hazard reduction and ignition prevention. The animals are currently grazing on the Dry Creek Parkway, near the Cherry Island Golf Course, north of Q Street. In Upper American River Parkway, you'll see goats and sheep in the Upper Sunrise Recreation, Sacramento Bar bluff, Fair Oaks Bluff, and Sailor Bar bluff areas around June 12. ​
    Full map of grazing locations ​​​​​​

  • ​Off-Paved Trail Cycling Pilot – Cal Expo and Woodlake​

    ​The Department of Regional Parks responds to public comment on the off-paved trail cycling pilot in Cal Expo and Woodlake on April 6, 2016. ​​Learn more and read the public comments on the Off-paved Cycling Pilot project page​.​​​

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