In-stream restoration in the form of bank stabilization, riparian planting, and habitat enhancement are carried out by HCRCD. We often work with partners; our current major collaboration is the restoration of the Salt River, on the Eel River Delta.

With funding from the California Coastal Conservancy, HCRCD worked in cooperation with landowners of the Grandy Ranch and Hackett Timber and Livestock to implement habitat restoration and protection projects on Price Creek Ranch and Howe Creek Ranch, two adjacent ranch properties. Conservancy funds were utilized to improve habitat for steelhead trout and Coho and Chinook salmon in these Lower Eel River tributaries. Project treatments included installing large wood and boulder in-stream structures to provide cover, building scour pools, protecting stream banks from erosion, planting over 59 acres with maple and redwood seedlings and cottonwood sprigs, and installing cattle-exclusion fence on Howe Creek.

Yager Creek Erosion Control and Restoration Project

Lower Eel River Watershed Restoration

In-Stream Restoration Projects

Howe and Price Creek:

Boulder weir with logs and/or root wads incorporated.

8-10lbs Steelhead in Crystal Creek HR Howe Project.

Boulder hard point with live root wad.

Livestock exclusion and control fencing with slide replanting.

 

Funding for this project has been provided in part with voter-approved Proposition 50 Bond Funds through a grant with the California State Coastal Conservancy, and with additional funds from California Department of Fish and Game, the Natural Resources Conservation Services and financial matches from the landowners.

HCRCD is lead agency on the implementation of the Salt River Ecosystem Restoration Project; a multi-year, multi-agency endeavor that takes a holistic, watershed-wide approach to addressing sediment, fish passage, flooding and drainage issues in the Salt River Watershed of Ferndale.

Salt River Ecosystem Restoration Project:

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DFG Mad River weir removal project

A cooperative partnership between multiple agencies will facilitate the removal of a failed weir in the Lower Mad River.  The failed weir is a barrier to fish passage and poses a danger to recreational users.

Funding Agency: Department of Fish and Game/Fisheries Restoration Grant Program

A cooperative partnership between multiple agencies will facilitate the removal of a failed weir in the Lower Mad River.  The failed weir is a barrier to fish passage and poses a danger to recreational users.

Funding Agency: Caltrans Mitigation Requirements for Mad River Bridge Replacement

Caltrans mad river weir

Completed 2014

Completed 2014