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Giacomini Wetland Restoration Project: Summary of Construction Under Phase I and II: Who Made This Project Happen?


This project could not have happened with out the support of some key agencies, organizations, and individuals.

While Congressional funding was used to help with purchase of the Waldo Giacomini Ranch—most of the monies came from California Department of Transportation—no Congressional funds were used in the actual restoration. Most of the funding support came from private non-profit organizations and governmental grants.

Key funders of restoration planning and Phase I and II restoration were:

California Department of Transportation
California Coastal Conservancy
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Kingfisher Foundation
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Natural Resource Damage Assessment/Cape Mohican Oil Spill Mitigation
State Water Board/Proposition 50
US Fish and Wildlife Service/National Coastal Wetland Conservation
US Fish and Wildlife Service/North American Wetlands Conservation Act
Wildlife Conservation Board

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Key project management staff during construction were:

National Park Service

Don Neubacher, Superintendent, PRNS
Lorraine Parsons, Project Manager, Wetland Ecologist, PRNS
Brannon Ketcham, Hydrologist, PRNS
Amelia Ryan, Wetland Ecologist, PRNS
Michael Reichmuth, Fisheries Biologist, SF Bay Area Network
Sarah Carlisle, Fisheries Biologist, PRNS
Darren Fong, Fisheries Biologist, Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Jordan Reeser, Fire Management Specialist, PRNS
Ed Walls, Chief of Maintenance, PRNS
Kirsten Hardin, Engineer, PRNS
John Dell’Osso, Chief of Interpretation, PRNS
Chris Lish, Web Page Engineer, PRNS

Point Reyes National Seashore Association

Sally Bolger, Project Manager
Andrew Lowery, Business Manager
Leslie Adler-Ivanbrook, Wetland Ecologist
Sarah Minnick, Wetland Ecologist

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Kamman Hydrology & Engineering (Final Design and Specifications)

Greg Kamman, Project Manager
Rachel Kamman, Professional Engineer

Winzler & Kelly Consulting Engineers (Construction Management)

Tony Williams, Lead Construction Manager
Aaron Arellanes, Construction Manager – Phase I
Deniz Lowe, Construction Manager – Phase II

Phase I Construction: Argonaut Engineers (Santa Rosa, Calif.)

Clive Scharrocks, Estimator
Don Dufloth, General Superintendent
Trevor White, Project Manager
Joe Oswald, Construction Foreman

Phase II Construction: Hanford ARC (Sonoma, Calif.)

Doug Hanford, Senior Project Manager
Mark Cederborg, Project Manager
Bob Whitt, Construction Foreman

Revegetation and Invasives Removal

Lu Restoration Nursery (Roseville, Calif.)
Marin Conservation Corps (San Rafael, Calif.)
Shelterbelt Builders (Berkeley, Calif.)
Great Tree Tenders (Ukiah, Calif.)
Carissa Brands (Point Reyes Station, Calif.)

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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...