Lagunitas Creek Floodplain and Riparian Restoration Draft EA/IS-MND Released

As the lead CEQA agency, the Coastal Conservancy is releasing the Draft Environmental Assessment/Initial Study-Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Lagunitas Creek Floodplain and Riparian Restoration Project. The project will restore salmonid habitat on National Park Service lands at Tocaloma and Jewell, unincorporated communities in Marin County.

The project will be implemented by the Turtle Island Restoration Network’s Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN) program and will expand and restore the channel and floodplain at two sites along Lagunitas Creek. Fill and remnants of structures in the riparian corridor will be removed and the area will be regraded to create habitat features. In-channel habitat structures will be installed and invasive, non-native plant species will be removed at three sites.

The EA/IS-MND document can be downloaded here, and hardcopies are available for review at the Conservancy office or at the Pt. Reyes and Civic Center branches of the Marin Public Library. Submit comments to: Joel Gerwein, State Coastal Conservancy, 1515 Clay St, 10th floor, Oakland, CA 94612 or joel.gerwein@scc.ca.gov on or before February 28, 2018. The Conservancy Board will consider public comments at a public meeting at 9 AM on March 22, 2018 at the Elihu Harris State Building, 1515 Clay St, 2nd floor, Rm 2, Oakland, CA 94612.