Several coast newts (Taricha torosa), a California "species of concern," were
captured and released upstream of the construction site.
Nearly 50 Oncorhynchus mykiss fish were moved upstream to a stream pool outside of the construction zone.
Click below for a short video showing the fish release:
(mp4 file, opens with QuickTime)
After fish and wildlife are moved out of the construction zone, excavators begin to
break apart the surface of the debris dam and haul away soil and sediment.
When the dam has been excavated down to the desired level,
trenches are dug on each side of the stream bed. Large boulders and concrete are
installed in each trench to provide armoring of the future creek channel.