The “Roy’s Pools Fish Passage and Floodplain Restoration Project” removed the highest priority fish barrier in central California, creating and restoring approximately five acres of creek habitat with the construction of 0.25-mile long floodplain corridors along the former San Geronimo golf course property in San Geronimo, California.
The project is a collaborative effort between several local, state, and national agencies that provided year-round access to critical habitat for endangered salmon; created valuable floodplain corridors for terrestrial wildlife movement; greatly increased the amount of trees for nesting birds; and replaced a failing pedestrian bridge with a new prefabricated bridge, linking trails and providing fish viewing over a wider, more complex and stable creek channel.
This project was funded by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, NOAA Restoration Center, and Turtle Island Restoration Network. Project engineering and design was done by Environmental Science Associates, and project construction was done by Hanford ARC and SPAWN. Revegetation, site maintenance, and restoration monitoring is ongoing by SPAWN.