2017 Project Open Space Restoration UCSB Santa Barbara

2017 Project Open Space Restoration UCSB Santa Barbara

Monte Molina and Kevin Carr were the project managers and estimators for this project, located in Santa Barbara, CA.  During this project FMC hauled and placed over 380,000 cubic yards of soil, placing this soil in different locations based upon certain soil types. Soil amendments such as gypsum and biochar were added, then disked and re-grade.  Our major subcontractor KCI Environmental added an irrigation system to the site, along with all the erosion control, wattles, soil blankets, and seeding. Grading and rock structures were built along the creek. De-watering, and Asbestos pipe removal, was also completed on this project. This project was started in April of 2017 and completed in November 2017.

2020 Lower Yolo Restoration Project

Yolo Restoration 2020
Scope: Habitat Restoration
Contract Value: $8.5 million
Work Completed: 2019-Present
Contact: Chuck Gardner (916) 708 8767

Four M Contracting, Inc worked for Westland’s Water District creating delta smelt, Swanson hawk, and giant Gardner snake habitat. FMC hauled and placed over 250,000 cubic yards. FMC created tidal channels for delta smelt, habitat for giant gardener snakes, and habitat for swain son hawks. 7 water control structures were installed with two being 48” tide gates. Pump station platforms were re-built using driven H-Bean, and welding a top plate for the pumps. Hauled and placed over 35,000 tons of AB for all roads onsite as well. Electrical improvements were done for (1) pump station including new meter, pole, and associated electrical equipment. The project also was seeded with native grasses and tulle clumps were installed per project plans. De-watering was completed using 4-8” pumps as needed onsite. This project was delayed due to Permits but still completed on time and with bid budget.

Tule Red 2018

Tule Red 2018
Tule Red 2018 Tule Red 2018

Four M Contracting, Inc. hauled and placed over 350,000 cubic yards of saturated soils that had to be dried prior to placement, and compaction requirements. FMC had to manage all soil per the permit conditions of the project. Selective mowing,  Water management, tides clearing, had to be managed throughout the project. 7,300' of new channel was constructed, along with 4 ponds, and many side channels. The breech of 500' remaining will occur sometime in 2019.