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San Francisco Bay Fund Inventory of Projects

San Francisco Bay Fund Inventory of Projects

Fernandez Ranch Restoration Project

Organization: Muir Heritage Land Trust
2005 Grant Recipient - Contra Costa County


The purpose of this project was to create public access to the 702 acre Fernandez Ranch, restore the degraded riparian habitat along Rodeo Creek, and help establish a stewardship endowment to ensure long-term management of the property.

2012 Update

The Fernandez Ranch Open Space is now open to the public, and includes a staging area, a 156-foot clear span bridge over Rodeo Creek, and over 3 miles of hiking trails. Over 1100 feet of bank along Rodeo Creek was rehabilitated and over 10,000 native plants, many from seeds sourced on the property, were planted.


Contact Information

Glen Lewis
Open Space Ranger
Muir Heritage Land Trust
Phone: 925-228-7612
E-Mail: Glen@MuirHeritageLandTrust.org

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Project Photos

Pre-Restoration view of Rodeo Creek. Contra Costa County, near Hercules. 2008.

Post-Restoration view of Rodeo Creek. Contra Costa County, near Hercules. 2010.

Preferred Creek Restoration Plan. 9/15/2006.

Fernandez Ranch Trail Map.

Last modified: 9/5/2012 3:06 PM by S. Haren

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