Willow Creek Watershed and Habitat Restoration

For the California State Parks, Russian River District

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.