Muir Woods Salmon Habitat Enhancement and Bridge Replacement Project
The Muir Woods Salmon Habitat Enhancement and Bridge Replacement Project would restore habitat in Redwood Creek for aquatic life, including the federally threatened Coho salmon, and replace aging pedestrian bridges in Muir Woods National Monument.
Coho salmon numbers in the Redwood Creek watershed have significantly declined and efforts are continuing to restore this species to self-sustaining levels. This project is one of several ongoing actions the National Park Service is taking to protect and support the recovery of salmon populations.
The restoration of Redwood Creek in Muir Woods represents one of the best opportunities in the watershed to improve conditions for salmon. This project calls for the removal of selected large boulders called riprap that were placed on the banks of Redwood Creek over 80 years ago to stabilize the stream banks. Following the riprap removal, large woody debris would be installed in the creek. These two actions will significantly improve the conditions needed to help young fish survive.
Four aging pedestrian bridges on Redwood Creek that are reaching the end of their lifespan would then be replaced. The new bridges would provide accessible creek crossings and be designed with a longer span and more durable materials to improve both public safety and enhance the way water flows in the creek to support ongoing habitat restoration efforts.
A public scoping meeting about this project will be held later this month. Following are the meeting details:
DATE: Tuesday, September 20th
TIME: 6-8 pm
LOCATION: Mill Valley Library, Creekside Room
375 Throckmorton Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Questions regarding this project can be sent to: