Working with rail authorities and landowners to find solutions
To learn more about this project, check out our short video “Woodman Creek Fish Passage Project 2018”:
Restore unimpeded access for Chinook salmon, coho salmon, and steelhead from the mainstem Eel River into Woodman Creek, completing a second state-of-art fish passage projects along the North Western Pacific Railroad line.
The Woodman Creek Fish Passage Project has taken the better part of seven years for CalTrout and numerous partners to plan and prepare for. This project, which is led by our North Coast Regional Director Darren Mierau, will support quality local jobs while providing significant ecological benefits to the region.
- This $2+ million project is funded by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Fisheries Restoration Grant Program due to the significant benefit it will provide to imperiled species.
- CalTrout has focused contractor hiring on Humboldt County businesses for this project, including Pacific Earthscapes, Pacific Watershed Associates and Mike Love & Associates to plan and complete the required work. Twelve full-time, prevailing wage local jobs will be created in the process.
- After years of advocacy and negotiation, the bridge removal received the full support of the railroad authority, which acknowledged that restoring service through this canyon was untenable.
The project is on track to be completed by early September this year. Check back later to hear more updates on the fish passage restoration and habitat creation at Woodman Creek.