The San Mateo Resource Conservation District (RCD) seeks a qualified contractor for the Madonna Creek Fish Passage Project Phase I (project).

The project will assess Madonna Creek Ranch for fish passage feasibility and habitat restoration opportunities to benefit steelhead trout and California red-legged frog. Madonna Creek Ranch is located in San Mateo County to the south of Highway 92 within the Miramontes Ridge Open Space Preserve owned by Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District. Technical assessments to be completed during this phase include topographic surveys and an existing conditions plan set that can be used to visualize project opportunities and constraints. A memo will be prepared to discuss survey results, high-level watershed background (i.e. geologic influences, climate, and flooding), recommended approach to fish passage, and opportunities and constraints for habitat enhancement actions. A habitat assessment documenting in-stream and riparian habitat conditions of the project reach will be produced separately and provided to the selected firm to support recommendations.

Funding for the project is provided to the RCD by Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District. A maximum of $16,000 is available for phase I technical assessments. Assessments are expected to be completed March – June 2021.

A pre-proposal site visit will be held at the project site on Monday, February 8 at 11:00 AM. Attendance at the pre-proposal meeting is mandatory for those submitting proposals. RSVP to Amy Kaeser by email by February 5. Directions will be provided at RSVP. Proposals are due by February 15 at 5 PM.

See the Madonna Creek Fish Passage Phase I Request for Proposals packet here for full details.