usfws habitat restoration on Private lands-
lower eel river

In cooperation with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), RCD and a private landowner in the Lower Eel River area, a mutually agreeable habitat restoration project will be developed and implemented

Funding Agency: USFWS Cooperative Agreement


Restoration Projects

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Through this agreement, the RCD is working with Natural Resource Conservation Services (NRCS) to provide: outreach and technical assistance, planning and design services to producers to improve salmonid habitat and water quality in the Lower Eel River Watershed.  Work with NRCS to develop and implements conservation plans, coordinate and assist with monitoring of EQIP/WQI projects and coordinate with NRCS/EPA for water sampling.


Funding Agency: USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service

NRCs wqi-contribution agreement

Completed 2011

NRCs wrp-contribution agreement

This agreement provides funding to accelerate the delivery and implementation of the Wetlands Reserve Program by working cooperatively with NRCS.  The District and NRCS have a common objective of helping to bring about the creation, enhancement and restoration of wetlands to improve wildlife habitat and meet the goals of the landowner through implementation of WRP.


Funding Agency: USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service


Through this provides funding for outreach, planning and technical assistance services to private landowners to improve salmonid habitat throughout the Eel River Delta and to control Spartina in the Eel River Delta and Humboldt Bay areas.


Funding Agency: CFDA 10.902 (FC.A049)

National fish and wildlife foundation

Completed 2014

Completed 2015

White slough wetland enhancement project

Construction 2016


Funding Agency: United States Fish and Wildlife Service


The White Slough Unit (WSU) of the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) provides one of the few remaining opportunities to regain lost salt marsh around Humboldt Bay. The WSU includes approximately ten acres of un-diked wetlands, 65 acres of diked wetlands consisting primarily of brackish marsh (60 acres), as well as small areas of freshwater marsh, and riparian habitat. Diked sections are severely eroded and expected to fail.  Because the area has subsided, dike failure would result in a conversion of brackish marsh to mudflat, and would expose the Tompkins Hill Road-Highway 101 Interchange, which provides access to the College of the Redwoods, to increased threat of flooding.  The threat of dike failure is exacerbated by ongoing sea level rise.


Funding Agency: State Coastal Conservancy

White slough wetland enhancement project phase1