Restoring fish and wildlife habitats for California’s North Coast since 1991

Summary of Accomplishments to Date

  • Performed over 100 salmon habitat restoration projects in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, California; restoring a total of over 830,000 feet and 550 acres

  • Removed 26 barriers to salmon migration and re-established fish access to 18.5 miles of spawning and rearing habitat

  • Restored 32 acres of estuary and 16 off-channel ponds and stream channels

  • Placed over 1,500 habitat enhancing logs in streams to create 250 habitat structures

  • Planted over 99,200 trees and restored over 100 acres of streamside forest 

  • Prevented 630,000 cubic yards of dirt from smothering streams by decommissioning abandoned and failing roads

  • Assessed and prescribed treatment to prevent 2.8 million tons of future sediment delivery to streams 

  • Collaborated with over 65 landowners, agencies, funders, consultants, and contractors to perform the above 

  • For more information, see our enewslettershighlights of our projects or a full list

Before and after images of the award-winning Cedar Creek Fish Passage Restoration Project in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park.

The culvert on the left was a complete barrier to fish passage since it was installed in 1949. Its replacement with the bridge and natural channel on the right now allows chinook and coho salmon, steelhead, and cutthroat trout to access this otherwise pristine tributary to the Smith River.