The Prairie Creek Floodplain Restoration Project, a collaborative project between CalTrout and partners is ready to launch the next phase. Along with Save the Redwoods League, the State Coastal Conservancy (SCC), and the Yurok Tribe – California Trout is thrilled by the announcement made last week that will mobilize over $7M through SCC Conservancy for 2022-23 construction seasons. The funding comes from the Ocean Protection Council, the Wildlife Conservation Board California Riparian Habitat Conservation Program, and with the ongoing support of Save the Redwoods League.
The Project is located in Humboldt County at the former site of Orick Mill and will restore approximately 11.5 acres of riparian habitat on lower Prairie Creek. The Project will also set the stage for a new point of access to the Redwood National and State Parks trail system.
The first phase of restoration work was completed at Prairie Creek in 2021, including the construction of two acres of riparian floodplain habitat for juvenile salmonids – funded by NOAA Fisheries and SCC. Learn more about our collaborative work on the first phase of this project by watching our video.