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    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

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Coastal Watershed Restoration Program: Geomorphic Restoration Project

The Coastal Watershed Restoration - Geomorphic Restoration Project Environmental Assessment examines alternative means to restore natural hydrologic function at these locations and assesses the potential environmental effects of the implementation of each strategy. This Environmental Assessment addresses two water impoundments and one road crossing site within the Drakes Estero Watershed. Project areas include the Glenbrook Road Crossing, a non-conforming structure in the Philip Burton Wilderness, Muddy Hollow Dam and Limantour Beach Pond Dam, both constructed across portions of Estero de Limantour. The project is intended to restore natural conditions and increase estuarine habitat at Point Reyes. The project is needed to reduce the maintenance demands at Point Reyes, to eliminate the risk of catastrophic failure of culverts and dams, and to increase sustainability, both operationally and ecologically within these small coastal watersheds. This Environmental Assessment evaluates the potential environmental consequences of three alternative strategies for implementing the Coastal Watershed Restoration – Geomorphic Restoration Project.

Construction Updates - August through October 2008

Finding of No Significant Impact - October 27, 2006 (1,883 KB PDF)

Environmental Assessment - November 15, 2004 (2,148 KB PDF)

Environmental Assessment Figures (11,890 KB PDF)

This document has been divided into smaller-sized files so that visitors with slower internet connections have the option of downloading desired chapters and/or figures separately if they do not wish to download the complete document as a single large file.


Cover and Title Page (pp. i - ii) (684 KB PDF)

Table of Contents (pp. iii - iv) (65 KB PDF)

Project Summary (pp. v - viii) (189 KB PDF)

Chapter 1 - Purpose and Need (pp. 1 - 16) (302 KB PDF)

Chapter 2 - Alternatives (pp. 17 - 60) (435 KB PDF)

Chapter 3 - Affected Environment (pp. 61 - 100) (507 KB PDF)

Chapter 4 - Environmental Consequences and Mitigation Approaches (pp. 101 - 184) (705 KB PDF)

Chapter 5 - Cumulative Impacts (pp. 185 - 188) (126 KB PDF)

Chapter 6 - Consultation and Coordination (pp. 189 - 192) (188 KB PDF)

Chapter 7 - References (pp. 193 - 200) (172 KB PDF)

Appendix A - Special Status Species Table (pp. 201 - 212) (122 KB PDF)

Appendix B - Wilderness Minimal Tool (pp. 213 - 223) (295 KB PDF)


Figure 1.1 - Site Locations (644 KB PDF)

Figure 2.1 - Limantour Beach Marsh Existing Conditions Site Plan (361 KB PDF)

Figure 2.2 - Alternative 2 and Alternative 3: Limantour Beach Marsh Restoration Plan (362 KB PDF)

Figure 2.3 - Muddy Hollow Creek Existing Conditions Site Plan (456 KB PDF)

Figure 2.4 - Alternative 1A: Muddy Hollow Creek Existing Conditions Site Plan (493 KB PDF)

Figure 2.5 - Estero Trail Reroute Buffer (467 KB PDF)

Figure 2.6 - Glenbrook Crossing Existing Conditions Site Plan (2,638 KB PDF)

Figure 2.7 - Glenbrook Crossing Restoration Site Plan - Channel Development (2,638 KB PDF)

Figure 2.8 - Muddy Hollow Trail Reroute Buffer (458 KB PDF)

Figure 2.9 - Alternative 2: Glenbrook Crossing Restoration Site Plan - Channel Development (2,636 KB PDF)

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Did You Know?

Kule Loklo, a replica of a Coast Miwok village

Coast Miwok people have lived in the Point Reyes vicinity for over 4,000 years. They lived in villages similar to Kule Loklo, which is located near the Bear Valley Visitor Center. More...