Bobcat Flat is 303 acres of riparian habitat owned by Friends of the Tuolumne, Inc.,
a land trust. The west section restoration began in 2005 and the planting was
completed in 2006. During construction 44,000 cubic yards of cobble was excavated
from 9 acres of floodplain thus carving a bypass channel and high water scour channel
approximately 2,000 feet long. After excavation, 15,000 cubic yards of cobble was placed
in 2 acres of river restoring salmon and trout habitat. During 2006, 1,250 cuttings were
planted using a D-8 crawler tractor that allowed planting them four feet deep. Results
were outstanding. Another 1,200 potted plants were planted to provide a wide
variety of native trees and herbs. Creeping wild rye grass was also introduced.
Funding was provided by CALFED Bay-Delta Authority; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, AFRP;
the City and County of San Francisco; and the Stanislaus Fly Fishermen.