Replacing the Napa River Footpath will open almost 15 miles of habitat to threatened steelhead
The concrete footpath that crosses the Napa River in the City of Calistoga provides treasured access to the river and a convenient pathway within the City. The structure is also a barrier to fish migration and blocks access to over 14 miles of habitat. The RCD is currently working with the City of Calistoga to evaluate the feasibility of replacing the in-stream footpath with a spanning foot bridge, thus improving pedestrian access and fish passage. With funds from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, an engineering firm has been brought on-board to assess the project site and develop plans.