Homeowner & Landowner Assistance

Local landowners play a key role in protecting endangered salmon and maintaining the health and beauty of local creeks. SPAWN provides technical consulting on erosion control and habitat improvement projects for streamside residents in the San Geronimo Valley.

SPAWN helps our neighbors identify ways to improve their creekside habitat to better protect endangered salmon, while protecting private property.

Salmon need cold, clean, clear, complex, and connected water in which to develop. In the San Geronimo Valley, where  hundreds of parcels are located along salmon spawning streams, recovery of the coho and steelhead also rests on the shoulders of private landowners. SPAWN seeks a collaborative working relationship with private landowners to find common-sense workable solutions to habitat improvements, erosion control problems, while protecting private property and restoring riparian forests.

SPAWN’s watershed conservation team can visit your land for a free habitat consultation to address concerns you have on creeks, the surrounding wildlife habitat, and other natural resource issues. SPAWN can offer assistance for landowners and can seek professional engineering resources to assist landowners. Past projects have helped local landowners maintain and stabilize dirt roads, design environmentally-friendly erosion control features, restore creek banks with natural materials, and remove invasive plants and replace them with native species from our nursery.

If you are interested in improving habitat for wildlife in West Marin County, please contact Preston Brown, Director of Watershed Conservation, at preston@seaturtles.org

Our Impact


Number of homeowners helped


Miles of private dirt roads upgraded


Feet of creekside habitat restored