• Mae McGuire

CORTE MADERA 4 ACRE TIDAL MARSH RESTORATION PROJECT

This project, owned by Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District is located in Corte Madera California and contracted to Hanford ARC. The project comprises approximately 14 acres and can be found about a half a mile west of the San Francisco Bay.


Restoration efforts at this site are intended to restore tidal connectivity and improve existing marsh habitat for local species (Golden Gate). Main species affected by this project are the California Ridgway's Rail—formerly known as the California Clapper Rail—and the Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse. Click on the images below to learn more about these cute critters!


California Ridgway's Rail (image from U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

This project belongs to the 620-acre Corte Madera Ecological Reserve. According to the CA Department of Fish and Wildlife, a portion of the reserve was used as a dredge disposal site from the 1950s through the 1970s. It was officially designated as an Ecological Reserve in 1976 and is now home to a wide variety of flora and fauna.


This site uses a special-status Wildlife Exclusion Fence that is installed around the perimeter of the construction area. The fence includes little "tunnels" on the ground level that critters can walk through so that they can access land on both sides of the fence. As you may have guessed, this unique perimeter control is used at this site to accommodate our little Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse friends.


Special-Status Wildlife Exclusion Fence

Construction at this site includes grading to match the elevation of the new marsh plain, excavating tidal channels to accommodate the flow of water, and installing an irrigation system. The overall goal of the project is to create a new tidal marsh region that contains native plants and will provide a good home for local species.


Tully Consulting Group prepared the SWPPP for this project, which falls under CASQA Risk Level 2 requirements. Tully Group is also carrying out inspection services until the completion of the project. Additional services include providing Rain Event Action Plans as needed, and recommending Best Management Practices for erosion and sediment controls.


Looking for local, qualified, and friendly WPCMs for your next project? Look no further than Tully Consulting Group!

Our experience spans 15 years with a wide variety of private and public projects under our belt. Take the guesswork out of Stormwater Management and reach out to us.

Call (707) 693-1926 or Email Estimating@TullyGroup.com

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