Summary of Accomplishments to Date

PCFWWRA has performed over 100 salmon habitat restoration projects in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties of California, restoring a total of over 830,000 feet and 550 acres. Overall, we have:

  • 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 excess anthropogenic sediment 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

 

Collaborators

The projects we perform would not be possible without the hard work and support of numerous partners, funders, and subcontractors. We have worked with:

 

Engineering, Environmental, Geological, and Fisheries Consultants

 

  • Pacific Watershed Associates

  • Michael Love and Associates

  • Ross Taylor and Associates

  • Aldaron Laird, Trinity Associates Environmental Planning

  • Fiori Geosciences

  • Gedik Biological Associates

  • LACO Associates

  • GHD

 

State, Federal and Local Government Agencies

 

  • California Coastal Conservancy

  • California Conservation Corps

  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife

  • California Department of Parks and Recreation

  • California Department of Transportation

  • California Regional Water Quality Control Board

  • California State Water Resources Control Board

  • Del Norte, Humboldt, and Trinity Counties

  • Fisheries Restoration Grant Program

  • Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District

  • Humboldt County Resource Conservation District

  • Humboldt State University Foundation

  • Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge

  • National Marine Fisheries Service

  • National Park Service

  • National Resources Conservation Service

  • North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board

  • Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission

  • U.S. Bureau of Land Management

  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

  • U.S. Natural Resource Conservation Service

  • Wildlife Conservation Board

  • Yurok Tribal Government

 

Road Decommissioning, Heavy Equipment and Labor Contractors

  • Stephens Construction

  • Wallace Structures

  • Big R Manufacturing LLC

  • Brown Construction

  • Environmental Restoration Services

  • Kernen Construction

  • McCanless Excavating and Earth Care

  • Mullins Restoration

  • Nehalem Marine

  • Rocky Brown Construction

  • Tom McKnight Construction

 

Forestry Companies

 

  • Barnum Timber Company

  • Green Diamond Resource Company

 

Civic and Public Interest Groups

 

  • California Waterfowl Association

  • California Trout

  • Eel River Watershed Improvement Group

  • Humboldt Area Saltwater Anglers

  • Humboldt Fish Action Council

  • Humboldt Fishermen’s Marketing Association

  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

  • Orick Chamber of Commerce

  • Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations

  • Redwood Community Action Agency

  • Redwood Creek Watershed Group

  • Resources Legacy Fund Foundation, Preserving Wild California Program

  • Salmonid Restoration Federation

  • Save the Redwoods League

  • Smith River Alliance

  • Smith River Advisory Council

  • Trinidad Bay Fishermen’s Marketing Association

  • Trout Unlimited

 

PCFWWRA has also worked with numerous small private landowners.

List of Projects

  • Cooperative Agreement - Headwaters Forest Reserve Watershed Restoration Project

  • Redwood Creek Watershed Restoration

  • Strawberry Creek Fish Passage Restoration 

  • Cooperative Agreement - Headwaters Forest Reserve Watershed Restoration Project

  • Redwood Creek Watershed Restoration

  • 2002 - 2003 SB 271 Little River Watershed Improvement Project II

  • 2001 - 2002 Redwood Creek SB 271 Road Decommissioning Project

  • 2002 Salmon Creek SB 271 Watershed Improvement Project II

  • Rowdy Creek Watershed Improvement Project 

  • South Fork Winchuck River Watershed Inventory Project

  • Final Lower Salmon Creek Delta Salmonid Habitat Enhancement Opportunities

  • 2002 - 2004 South Fork Elk River Road Assessment and Restoration Plan, Headwaters Forest Reserve

  • Wilson Creek Watershed Inventory and Restoration Planning Project 

  • 2002-2003 Redwood Creek SB 271 Road Decommissioning Project 1300 Roads

  • 2003 - 2004 Salmon Creek Watershed Improvement Project III

  • 2003 - 2004 Redwood Creek Watershed Improvement Project Dolly Vardent and K& K East Roads

  • Maple Creek/Big Lagoon Watershed Inventory and Restoration Planning Project

  • Salmon Creek Fish Access and Habitat Improvement Project

  • Lindsay Creek Coho Over-winter Rearing Restoration Project

  • Cedar Creek Fish Passage Restoration Project [Implementation]

  • 2004 - 2006 Redwood Creek Road Decommissioning and Erosion Prevention Project Coyote Creek Roads

  • 2005 - 2006 Redwood Creek Road Decommissiong and Erosion Prevention Project 1300 Roads North

  • North Fork Mad River Watershed Inventory and Restoration Planning Project

  • 2004 - 2006 Dominie Creek Road Decommissioning and Erosion Prevention Project D-1000 and D-1116 Roads

  • Watershed Assessment and Erosion Prevention Planning Project for the Lower Smith River Watershed Tributaries

  • Strawberry Creek invasive canary grass removal

  • Maple Creek Road Decommissioning and Erosion Prevention Project 

  • 2006 - 2007 Salmon Creek Road Decommissioning and Erosion Prevention Project

  • 2007 Wilson Creek Road Decommissioning and Erosion Prevention Project, H200, H200A, and H280A Roads, Del Norte ounty

  • Wilson Creek Road Decommissioning and Sediment Reduction Project 2

  • California State Parks North Coast Redwoods District – Stream Crossing Inventory and Fish Passage Evaluation

  • Minor Creek Watershed Inventory and Restoration Planning Project 

  • Salmon Creek/Headwaters Road Decommissioning and Erosion Prevention Project

  • Rocky Gulch Decommissioning Project

  • 2009 Lindsay Creek Sediment Source Road Assessment and Erosion Prevention Planning Project

  • Lower Salmon Creek Delta Salmonid Habitat Enhancement Project, Phase 2

  • Headwaters Forest/ South Fork Elk R. Road Decommissioning Project

  • Wilson Creek Road Decommissioning and Fish Habitat Restoration Project III

  • Strawberry Creek Restoration - RNSP Reach Design

  • Lower Redwood Creek Erosion Assessment and Restoration Planning

  • Lower Mad River Road Decommissioning and Fish Habitat Restoration Project

  • 2009 GDRCo Salmon Creek Road Decommissioning Project

  • 2009 BLM Salmon Creek Road Decommissioning Project

  • Little River CR3555 Road Decommissioning and Erosion Prevention Project

  • Redwood Creek 1431 and 1433 Roads Decommissioning and Erosion Prevention Project

  • Salmon Creek Delta, Phase 2 Implementation

  • Ryan Creek Watershed Assessment and Erosion Prevention 

  • Mill Creek Tributaries Fish Passage Design

  • 2011 Little S.F. Elk River Road Decommissioning Project

  • Lower Jacoby Creek Off-Channel Rearing Habitat Restoration Design

  • Mad River 4850 and 4851 Road Decommissioning and Erosion Prevention Project

  • Little South Fork Elk River Sediment Reduction and Habitat Improvement Project

  • Yontocket Slough Fish Passage Design Project

  • Redwood Creek DVA Roads Decommissioning and Erosion Prevention Project

  • Strawberry Creek Restoration - RNSP Reach

  • Salmon Creek Delta Restoration Phases II-III

  • Salmon Creek Delta Restoration Phase I

  • Strawberry Creek Coho Passage Improvement Project

  • Ryan Creek Habitat Sediment Reduction Project

  • Mainstem South Fork Elk River Sediment Reduction and Habitat Improvement Project

  • Wilson Creek Instream Coho Enhancement Planning Project

  • Mill Creek Tributaries Fish Passage Project

  • Wilson Creek Sediment Reduction and Coho Habitat Improvement Project

  • Little River Coho Habitat Improvement Project

  • Ryan Creek Sediment Reduction and Coho Habitat Improvement Project

  • Headwaters Forest S.F. Elk River Sediment Reduction Project

  • Noisy Creek Coho Habitat Improvement Project

  • Sullivan Gulch Road Decommissioning and Erosion Prevention Project

  • Lower Jacoby Creek Off-Channel Rearing Habitat Restoration Project

  • Yontocket Slough Fish Passage Project

  • Hall Creek Coho Habitat Improvement Project

  • Panther Creek Barrier Removal Design Project

  • Strawberry Creek Wetland Coho Habitat Restoration Project 

  • East Fork Ryan Creek Sediment Reduction and Habitat Enhancement Project

  • Canon Creek Watershed Assessment and Erosion Prevention Planning Project

  • Morrison Gulch Coho Habitat Improvement Project

  • Ryan Creek Off Channel Coho Habitat Improvement Design Project

  • Little River Coho Habitat Enhancement Project

  • Lindsay Creek Coho Habitat Improvement Project

  • Lower Little River Creek Off Channel Coho Habitat Improvement Design Project

  • Morrison Gulch Sediment Reduction Project

  • Non-natal Habitat Enhancement Planning for ESA-listed Salmonids in the Humboldt Bay Watershed

  • Squaw Creek Coho Habitat Improvement Design Project

  • Lindsay Creek Coho Barrier Removal Design Project

  • Cedar Creek Fish Passage Restoration Project 

  • Ryan Creek Watershed Assessment and Erosion Prevention 

  • Redwood Creek Watershed Coordinator 

  • RCWP Salmon Creek Restoration Project

  • Redwood Creek Sediment Reduction Project

  • Salmon Creek (CA) Restoration Planning Project  

  • Coho Salmon Model Restoration Project

  • Salmon Creek Delta, Phase II Implementation 

  • Strawberry Creek Restoration - RNSP Reach 100% Design and Implementation

  • Mad River Estuary Planning

  • Road Assessments within Redwood National and State Parks

  • 2006 Redwood Creek Road Decommissioning and Erosion Prevention project, 0-3 Road

  • 319h SF Elk Sediment Reduction Project

  • 319h#4 - Redwood Creek Sediment Reduction Project 

  • Redwood Creek Erosion Control Project

  • Salmon Creek Fish Habitat Restoration Project, Task 3

  • Strawberry Creek Riparian Restoration

  • Lower Strawberry Creek Restoration Planning Report 

  • Construction Cost Estimate for Salmon Creek Phase 2 Habitat Enhancement

  • 1995 NEAP Watershed Inventories, Pelletreau Creek, South Fork Trinity River

  • 1995 NEAP Watershed Inventories, Freshwater Creek - McCready Gulch, Humboldt County

  • 1995 NEAP Watershed Inventories, Mill Creek, Del Norte County

  • 1996 NEAP Watershed Inventories, Mill Creek, Del Norte County

  • 1996 NEAP Freshwater Creek Watershed Inventories, Upper Freshwater, Cloney Gulch, Graham Gulch, Humboldt County

  • 1997 NEAP Watershed Inventories, Booth's Run and Cummings Creek Assessment Areas

  • 1997 NEAP Watershed Inventories, Rock Creek and Upper Turwar Assessment Areas

  • Redwood Creek Cover Structure Project

  • Coho Salmon Overwinter Habitat Project, Prairie Creek

  • 1998 Freshwater Creek Road Decommissiong Project for Mcready Gulch, Little Freshwater Creek, Upper Freshwater Creek

  • 1998 SB 271 Watershed Assessment for Salmon Creek, Humboldt Bay, CA

  • 1999 - 2000 Salmon Creek Road Decommissioning Project

  • 2000 SB 271 Watershed Assessment and Erosion Prevention Planning Project for the Little River Watershed, Humboldt ounty

  • Redwood Creek Salmon Spawner Survey 2000/01 Season

  • 2000 - 2001  Erosion Prevention and Road Decommissioning Project

  • Freshwater/Salmon Creek Upland Erosion Reduction Project 

  • Cummings Creek Watershed Assessment and Restoration Planning Project 

  • Salmon Creek Watershed Assessment and Restoration Planning Project 

  • Rowdy Creek Watershed Assessment and Restoration Planning Project 

  • Little River Watershed Inventory and Restoration Planning Project 

  • Redwood Creek Watershed Inventory and Restoration Planning 

  • Salmon Creek Watershed Improvement Project

  • Redwood Creek Watershed Inventory and Restoration Planning Project, Project Area #2 

  • Redwood Creek Watershed Inventory and Restoration Planning Project, Project Area #3