Developing Shared Strategies for Sea-level Rise Adaptation in Working Lands of Humboldt Bay and the Eel River Delta
The Humboldt Bay-Eel River region may experience the highest rate of relative sea level rise increase along the West Coast. This Project will engage stakeholders to discuss community and science needs for planning and implementing adaptation measures to sea level rise. The Project is a critical step in developing an ecosystem based-management (EBM) approach to guide the protection, management, enhancement, adaptation, restoration, and possible redistribution of
Humboldt Bay-Eel River Delta habitats under future climate scenarios. This process will be informed by the best-available science, the needs of Humboldt Bay-Eel River Delta agricultural producers, and other community members.
COCHRAN CREEK FISH PASSAGE AND CHANNEL RESTORATION: PLANNING AND DESIGN
This project will provide implementation-ready restoration designs to: 1) replace the existing tide gate at the confluence of Cochran Creek and Fay Slough in order to provide improved migration access for adult and juvenile salmonids; 2) restore aquatic and riparian habitat along Cochran Creek between the Fay Slough tide gate and Myrtle Avenue; 3) restore a muted tidal cycle; and improve instream habitat conditions within Cochran Creek tributary Quail Slough; and 4) provide flood confinement/increased flood conveyance, and improved drainage from agricultural wetlands.