Get Your Spawn On: Searching for Endangered Salmon at Muir Woods

Here are details about this great 2012 Big Year trip!


Sunday, 22 Jan 2012, 10:00 - 12:00 Pacific Time (US & Canada)
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Muir Woods National Monument Dipsea Trail Trailhead


  • Trip leader: Brent Plater


Sunday, January 22, 2012, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Join Brent Plater of the Wild Equity Institute as we take an easy stroll through Muir Woods National Monument to search for endangered salmonids in Redwood Creek. We’ll learn about the lives of Coho Salmon and Steelhead as the fish return from the Ocean, and discuss what we all can do to help them recover. Part of the Golden Gate National Parks Endangered Species Big Year, a competition to see and help save the Park’s endangered species. Dress for cold, wet weather and wear boots as trails may be muddy. RSVP required: please use this website to RSVP – See above. Meet at the Dipsea Trail Trailhead: the trailhead is within the auxiliary/south parking lot for Muir Woods. Park entrance fees apply, but the hike is free.


  1. Lou Sian — 17 January 2012 - 08:34

    Hi Brent,

    Thanks for leading the coho salmon walk in Muir Woods. Is there anything we at the park can do to support your event? Let us know.

    Lou Sian, park ranger
    Muir Woods NM

  2. Brent Plater — 18 January 2012 - 16:27

    Thanks Lou! I’ll be in touch and see if we can coordinate for the day. Thanks for checking-in!

  3. Lou Sian — 19 January 2012 - 11:39

    Hi Brent,

    Would you give me a call again. My dumb fingers deleted your phone # on my cell. Thanks. Lou

  4. Linda Cain — 21 January 2012 - 10:27

    Hi Brent,
    My kids and I would like to join you tomorrow, how do we RSVP?
    Tx, Linda

  5. Brent Plater — 21 January 2012 - 11:23

    Hi Linda, there’s a button to RSVP on this webpage, just above. You can RSVP using it. See you tomorrow!

  6. Brent Plater — 22 January 2012 - 12:10

    A few of us got lucky and saw a spawner on this trip! More rain is on the horizon, so get out there while you can!

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