Iron Horse Vineyards Off-Channel Habitat Enhancement

Green Valley Creek is a large tributary to the Russian River, with a drainage area of approximately 31 square miles above the project site. The Iron Horse Vineyards property is one of the largest single-owner properties on lower Green Valley Creek in west Sonoma County, and has provided a unique opportunity to create large, flooded…


Green Valley Creek Dam Removal

In the summer of 2019, PCI’s construction crew removed a channel-spanning concrete dam on Lower Green Valley Creek at Iron Horse Vineyards in Sebastopol, CA. Green Valley Creek is a major tributary to the Russian River and has historically provided critical spawning and rearing grounds for coho salmon. However, coho populations have declined due to…


Lower Ten Mile River Salmonid Habitat Enhancement

In 2013, PCI began working with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to plan and design projects to improve salmonid habitat value in the lower 1.7 miles of the South Fork Ten Mile River and 4.5 miles of the mainstem Ten Mile River in Mendocino County, California. The general premise compelling the Project is that off-channel rearing…


Thomas Creek Ranch Salmonid Enhancement Design

The residents of Thomas Creek Ranch offered to host a salmonid habitat enhancement project along their stretch of lower Green Valley Creek, a tributary to the Russian River. In cooperation with the Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District and a Technical Working Group for the creek, PCI developed conceptual and construction plans to provide winter rearing…


Green Gulch Enhancement Project

Green Gulch Creek is a tributary to Redwood Creek in Marin County, one of the last streams south of Lagunitas Creek with a remaining wild run of coho salmon. The San Francisco Zen Center operates a meditation center and one of California’s oldest continuously certified organic farms on the property. Historic realignment and hardening of…