Last summer we removed a 100-year-old dam, known as Roy’s Dam, from a former golf course property in San Geronimo, California to provide year-round access to critical habitat for endangered salmon and other wildlife species. The resulting creek habitat is now known as “Roy’s Riffles!”
The dam was the highest priority fish barrier in central California. Our collaborative work with several local, state, and national agencies created and restored approximately five acres of habitat!
The next phase of the project will begin in early August and will complete the project through bank floodplain widening, side channel creation, and in-stream structure implementation. In addition to providing habitat for endangered coho salmon, these activities will create valuable floodplain corridors for terrestrial wildlife movement and greatly increase the amount of trees for nesting birds.
I hope you can join us on Saturday as we work together to provide an impressive and important range of habitat for all species!