Friday, August 27, 2010

Matilija Falls access blocked

This summer, public access to a portion of Matilija Creek has been closed by the landowner. The popular hike to Matilija Falls now become 'off limits.'

This has also impacted our steelhead surveys. Biologists have been monitoring this section of creek since 2002, and when the landowner denied access this year it created a data gap in the annual population studies.

A sign at the trailhead shows the private inholdings within the National Forest.

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