The Willow Creek watershed area between Occidental and the mouth of the Russian River was owned by a timber company and logged for decades before being sold to the California State Parks. The timber company had done extensive damage to the landscape and the habitat. This was especially a problem because Willow Creek feeds into the Russian River and is a spawning ground for steelhead and coho salmon.
Campbell Grading, Inc., decommissioned several miles of logging roads and stream crossings and converted roughly a mile of road into a sustainable trail. We removed over 40,000 cubic yards of sediment and recontoured the landscape to recreate a natural, erosion-free drainage pattern.