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.
Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District
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
Research/Planning (including Science)
San Luis Obispo
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):