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Statement of Purpose


Removing Matilija Dam:

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Objectives for Removing Matilija Dam


  • Habitat restoration - improve aquatic and terrestrial habitat to benefit fish and wildlife species.

    Benefit: Endangered Steelhead Trout


  • Hydrologic and sediment transport - restore hydrologic and sediment transport of the river to pre-dam conditions.

    Benefit: Beach restoration


  • Recreation - return dam property to the US Forest Service to become an outdoor education and recreation site

    Benefit: Public access and education

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