Lagunitas Creek Winter Habitat & Floodplain Enhancement Project EA
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD/District) has prepared the Lagunitas Creek Winter Habitat and Floodplain Enhancement Environmental Assessment (EA) for the National Park Service in order to evaluate the effects of the proposed actions on National Park Service lands within the Lagunitas Creek watershed. Restoration and enhancement activities are proposed at seven riparian and floodplain sites along Lagunitas Creek, and one on the lower reach of Olema Creek. Together these actions are part of the district's overall efforts to improve habitat for federal and state endangered coho salmon and federally threatened steelhead.
The purpose of the proposed action is to stabilize and improve Lagunitas Creek salmonid populations by increasing the winter habitat carrying capacity for juvenile coho salmon and steelhead in Lagunitas Creek. The project will also improve water quality through the restoration of floodplain access to the stream, as well as installation of woody debris structures within the primary stream channel.
The Environmental Assessment is now available for public comment. To comment during the public scoping period, select the link to the left listing documents "open for comment". Comments should be completed by April 24, 2017, the close of the public scoping period. Comments may be submitted through the link to the left or by mail to the Park Superintendent, MMWD Lagunitas Overwinter EA, Point Reyes National Seashore, 1 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956.
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