San Juan and Trabuco Creek Watershed Steelhead Recovery Project

Project Type: Restoration

Status: Current

Habitat Type: Exotics Control, fish passage, Riparian, Tidal Wetland

Cost: $25,000,000

Acres: 95

Assembly District: 73

Senate District: 36

Congressional District: 49

Project Lead/Grantee:
Trout Unlimited (George Sutherland 949-361-0724)

33.489692, -117.665959

Project Overview:

This project will implement the top three priority projects identified in the Watershed Management Plan. These include:

1. Alteration of the Metrolink crossing of Trabuco Creek,
2. Assessment and restoration of the San Juan Creek Lagoon (hydrologic, sedimentation, and habitat assessment and floating island habitat pilot project), and
3. Restoration of a 3,000-foot long reach of Trabuco Creek including alteration of the stream structure and removal of exotic species.

The project is ready to proceed with design and permitting for the preferred alternative.