Students Unveil Bushy Lake Restoration Project

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Sacramento State environmental studies students and faculty have worked for the past two years to restore the wetland and riparian habitat of Bushy Lake, a 20-acre pond formed in an abandoned oxbow of the Lower American River, behind Cal Expo. The goal of the research is to investigate how to build a fire-resilient landscape on the American River Parkway using native vegetation. A 176-acre fire near Cal Expo on Sept. 15 burned significant portions of the Bushy Lake wildlife refuge. Thankfully, firefighters were able to protect the primary restoration project area from the flames.

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