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Project: Atascadero Subwatershed Coho Habitat Assessment

Description: The Green Valley Creek watershed has been identified in multiple recovery plans as critical and restorable habitat for the endangered Central California Coast (CCC) Coho Salmon and regularly supports the Russian River wild Coho Salmon population. This Project will conduct a comprehensive assessment of stream habitat, migration passage and watershed function of the Atascadero subwatershed, a 21-mile blue line stream and wetland complex network comprising sixty percent of the Green Valley Creek watershed, to guide implementation efforts to restore a robust, self-sustaining population of the endangered CCC Coho Salmon. The results of the assessment will be added as an update to the Green Valley Creek Watershed Management Plan.

Reference Number: 3600BP1896008

Implemented By: Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District

Objective: Specific objectives are to compile existing historical and current documents about salmonid use and stream conditions; secure landowner access for assessment and restoration efforts; identify and prioritize site-specific projects to address limiting factors to Coho Salmon habitat; conduct stormwater and climate vulnerability analyses; and develop an assessment and restoration plan for the Atascadero Creek subwatershed to add to an update of the Green Valley Watershed Management Plan

Type: Research/Planning (including Science)

Total Cost: $114,429.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 12/31/2021    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: San Luis Obispo

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): No

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 1, Watershed Restoration8/24/2018$114,429.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Research/Planning (including Science)Feasibility Studies -- Ecosystem Restoration  
Research/Planning (including Science)Mapping: Habitat  

Water Action Plan Target

Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description


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