Neefus Gulch Coho Habitat Enhancement Project

Coho salmon returned to Neefus Gulch in December 2014 after being absent for several years. MCRCD installed large woody debris structures at 15 sites along 0.4 miles of the lower creek, and cleared the stream mouth of a dense thicket of Himalaya blackberry. The project was done in collaboration with Mendocino Redwood Company, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. A second phase is proposed to address upstream fish barriers, in partnership with Trout Unlimited and Rancho Navarro Homeowner’s Association.