Tidal, Off-Channel, Instream and Upslope Restoration in Humboldt Bay
This tour will visit different types of projects and discuss issues involved with developing priorities and the challenges of working on public vs. private lands. We will visit two different project areas, starting with the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge located at the mouth of Salmon Creek. The field trip will visit the location of the major tide-gate replacements, salt marsh restoration and new tidal channel excavations and off-channel ponds. We will then travel to visit road decommissioning and in-stream LWD projects in Ryan Creek, where the new Humboldt County Community Forest is located. The trip will look at off-channel habitat created at the mouths of stream crossing and drainage swale excavations, in-stream large woody debris structures and wetland habitat created along decommissioned road reaches.