Redwood Creek (Marin County) Restoration I

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Redwood Creeek juvenile return

Federally endangered coho salmon reared in a protected environment at a Sonoma hatchery have been re-introduced to Redwood Creek near Muir Woods as part of a project dubbed “coho jumpstart.” Facing drought conditions and low counts, juvenile coho salmon were removed from Redwood Creek in and around the Muir Woods National Monument in the summer of 2014 and taken to the Warm Springs Hatchery in Geyserville to be returned later to their native habitat. That happened in late December as three males from Redwood Creek and three females from Olema Creek — also raised at the hatchery — were placed into a pond area of the creek near Muir Beach. One of the females has spawned. The work is part of the five-year project headed by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, with the assistance of the National Park Service, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, National Marine Fisheries Service, Army Corps of Engineers and others. Learn More © Marin Independent Journal