SPAWN - Lagunitas Creek-Tocaloma/Jewell Floodplain and Riparian Enhancement Project
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the SPAWN is beginning preparation of an Environmental Assessment for the National Park Service.
Scoping is the first step to involve the public in the NEPA process. The objective is to engage agencies, organizations, and the public early in the EA development process to receive input on the proposed action, to identify environmental issues that should be addressed in the EA, potential alternatives, and sources of data that should be considered. Scoping allows agency and public concerns to be identified early and helps focus the analysis on important issues.
The public scoping period is now open. 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, SPAWN Lagunitas Public Scoping, Point Reyes National Seashore, 1 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956.
Chief of Interpretation and Resource Education
The Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN) has proposed extensive floodplain restoration and riparian habitat enhancement on National Park Service lands in the Jewell and Tocaloma areas of Lagunitas Creek. This reach of Lagunitas Creek has been identified as an opportunity to restore high value off channel habitat for juvenile salmonids. In addition, modifications to and enhancement of the floodplain can be expected to improve geomorphic function and channel form within the creek. Significant areas of floodplain that can provide crucial habitat for coho and other salmonids when restored exist within the identified study area.