The Eel River Cooperative Sediment Reduction and Water Quality Improvement Program was a 3-phase program that treated roads, stream banks, and landslides in the Eel River Basin.  Other erosion prevention and control projects are occurring that are tied in with restoration projects.

Project Examples Include:

·              Road Upgrading or Decommissioning

·              Gully Prevention and/or control

·              Livestock Control Methods

·              Minor or Small Bank Stabilization Treatments

HCRCD entered in to a cooperative working agreement with a local watershed group-the Yager/Van Duzen Environmental Stewards (Y.E.S.) to complete on-the-ground treatments on ranch roads to reduce sediment delivery to watercourses. 

Funding Agency: County of Humboldt-funding source California State Water Control Board Prop. 50

Under grants form the Department of Fish and Game HCRCD is working in cooperation with Pacific Watershed Associates (PWA) to accomplish road decommissioning projects on private lands in the Freshwater Creek Watershed.

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

DFG Freshwater creek and Cloney Gulch Road Decommissioning Projects

Integrated Regional Water Management:

Mid Van Duzen River Ranch Road Sediment Reduction

Erosion Prevention and Sediment Reduction

DFG Salmon creek road decommissioning project

This project is to implement site specific erosion control measures to protect and improve salmonid spawning and rearing habitat. Decommission 2.9 miles of road and 24 sites thereby saving approximately 2,748 cubic yards of sediment from delivery to Salmon Creek.

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

DFG 99 comprehensive riparian project

This project is to facilitate riparian forest regeneration and prevent sediment delivery through plantings, bank stabilization, livestock watering systems and fencing.

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

DFG mill creek sediment reduction

This project is to implement site specific erosion control measures to protect and improve spawning and rearing habitat for Chinook and Coho salmon and steelhead trout. Upgrade 22 sites on 5.15 miles of road to prevent potential delivery of approximately 15,862 cubic yards of sediment. Upgrade 20 stream crossings.

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

To develop ranch plans to set conservation and restoration goals to lead to improving spawning and rearing habitat of Coho and Chinook salmon and steelhead trout on ranches in the Grizzly Creek Watershed, tributary to the Van Duzen River.

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

DFG grizzly creek coordination planning project

Projects and Funding:

This project will implement sediment reduction treatments at  21 sediment source locations on 3.92 miles of abandoned roads and improve stream habitat on 1.10 miles of channel. 

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

DFG LAWRENCE CREEK SEDIMENT REDUCTION AND STREAM HABITAT IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

This project on private lands accomplish treatments to prevent 10,400 cubic yards of sediment from 37 prioritized riparian road feature points within 17.8 road miles from entering waterways.

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

DFG LOWER EEL RIVER SEDIMENT REDUCTION PROJECT

Completed 2012

DFG ELK RIVER and SOUTH FORK ELK RIVER ROAD Decommissioning Projects

Under grants form the Department of Fish and Game HCRCD is working in cooperation with Pacific Watershed Associates (PWA) to accomplish road decommissioning projects on private lands in the Elk River Watershed.

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

DFG IAQUA RANCH ROADS SEDIMENT REDUCTION PROJECT

This project accomplished treatment on 6.8 miles of ranch roads on private land that is placed under a perpetual conservation easement.  The goal of the project in to decrease sediment into the North Fork Yager Creek Watershed.

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

DFG IAQUA RANCH ROADS AUGMENTATION

This project accomplished additional treatment on 1500 feet of ranch roads and one stream crossing on private land that is under a perpetual conservation easement.

Funding Agency: Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission/Fisheries Restoration Grant Program.

Completed 2011

DFG REFUGE CREEK

This project objective is to facilitate riparian forest regeneration through planting, road crossing stabilization, livestock watering systems and fencing.

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

Completed 2011

Completed 2012

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Completed 2011

Completed 2012

Completed 2012

Completed 2014

Completed 2015

Completed 2015

Project on private land to restore 58 acres along Bobcat Run and prevent sediment from entering Howe Creek. 

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

Dfg BOBCAT RUN RIPARIAN pROJECT

Project on private lands to restore un-recovered riparian areas of Howe Creek to their native vegetation, stability and complexity by planting seedlings over 19 acres and in 23 specific sites. 

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

Dfg lower eel riparian planting

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Projects Completed in Cooperation With:

Completed 2013

Completed 2015

Completed 2015