Solstice Creek Steelhead Enhancement Design Plans

Location: Los Angeles County

Project Type: Restoration Planning

Status: Completed

Habitat Type: fish passage, Riparian

Cost: $200,000

Area Affected: 1.5 acres

Assembly District: 50

Senate District: 27

Congressional District: 33

Project Lead/Grantee:
National Park Service (NPS)

This project prepared engineering plans, permits, and environmental review documents to restore steelhead access to approximately 1.5 miles of Solstice Creek in the Santa Monica Mountains.

The project aimed to develop plans to remove fish passage barriers and restore habitat conditions to facilitate passage for southern steelhead trout in the Solstice Creek watershed. The project involved the planning for the removal of three check dams and four Arizona crossings. The removal of the two lowest barriers, at Pacific Coast Highway and Corral Canyon Road, are not part of the project. The removal of the three check dams and Arizona crossings will ensure that when the two lower barriers are removed at a later date, steelhead will have a significant length of streambed available for spawning.