Free Compliments of our Advertisers
Sonoma County Gazette
Dry Creek fish habitat restorartion project

Public Meeting on Sonoma County Fish Habitat Restoration Projects

Feb 7, 2018


On Thursday, Feb. 22 the Public Policy Facilitating Committee (PPFC) will hold its annual meeting to review projects that are helping to restore endangered and threatened fish to the Russian River watershed while maintaining the region’s primary water supply. This year’s meeting will include a walking tour of a habitat enhancement project on Dry Creek.

The meeting will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Lake Sonoma Visitors Center, 333 Skaggs Springs Road, Geyserville. Following a meeting at the visitors center, the tour of a habitat enhancement site will take place off-site. Sturdy shoes are strongly recommended for the tour. Please email if you are interested in the tour, to ensure adequate parking and supplies.

The Biological Opinion was released by National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) in September 2008. This 15-year plan requires the Sonoma County Water Agency (Water Agency) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to modify Russian River water supply and flood control operations to prevent harm to endangered coho salmon and threatened steelhead trout. The PPFC – comprised of elected and appointed officials from public agencies throughout the region – meets annually to review implementation of the Russian River Biological opinion.
The Biological Opinion requirements include reducing minimum summertime flows in the Russian River and Dry Creek; changing the way the sandbar is managed at the estuary between May 15 and October 15; enhancing habitat in Dry Creek; and fish monitoring.
Presentations on Feb. 22 will include video footage from a new drone that is being used to streamline monitoring of the Dry Creek Habitat Enhancement Project.

The public will have an opportunity to comment.

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Lake Sonoma Visitors Center, 3333 Skaggs Springs Rd., Geyserville
Please contact Ann DuBay at or 707.524.8378.


Login to Make a Comment

Please support our sponsors:

Cloverdale Performing Arts Center - True West

May 17*, 18, 19, 25, 6 @ 7:30pm
May 20 & 27 @ 2pm
Tickets: 707-894-3222
TICKETS *Pay-what-you-can preview on May 17 at 7:30 pm

BeeKind of Sebastopol
Bike Logo

Call 855-483-3732 to find out about Folding, Cargo & BionX Bikes. Perfect for a SMART Train Ride!

Flower Shops and Florists of Sonoma County

Please support locally-owned businesses and tell them the Gazette sent you - THANK YOU!

Locally-Owned Jewelry Businesses in Sonoma County

Find Goldsmiths and Jewelers who create custom designs, offer jewelry repair, estate appraisals, and gems.

Fine Tree Care - Sonoma County Tree Services

Please use the Gazette's Guide to find LOCALLY-OWNED Garden Businesses to support Sonoma County's environmental and economic health and vitality.