Removing a Dam, Restoring a Watershed

In September 2021, a defunct, century-old dam was removed from Mill Creek in the San Vicente watershed, inland from Davenport, CA.

This moment capped a decade of restoration efforts in the watershed at the southern end of San Vicente Redwoods to bring back Coho salmon and improve redwood forest resiliency. Restoring the watershed has also helped the Amah Mutsun tribal band re-establish their relationship with the land and their history. Their partnership and research deepen our understanding of what stewardship means, for forests, for water, and everyone.


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  1. More about America’s decrepit, redundant dams in the UK’s Guardian the other day, fellas. We’ve still got plenty of our own over here, too.

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