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.