Napa River Restoration

Napa River Restoration

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Project Goal:

Build a stakeholder outreach video to share with key stakeholders in the Napa watershed to expand voluntary floodplain restoration expansion.

# stakeholders shown video and outreach events

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Project Stages


Conceptual Design

Relationship Building


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Project Funders

Field Foundation

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Project Description

The Napa River is especially important for salmon and steelhead recovery because it historically supported the greatest runs of any tributary to San Francisco Bay. Today the Napa River supports threatened steelhead and perhaps a small run of Chinook salmon, while boasting world-renowned wineries, agriculture, and tourism. However, increasing water demand and historical land use practices have contributed to their decline. Our work will focus on: removing migration barriers throughout the watershed; building relationships with private landowners to increase awareness about the benefits of restoration projects; and restoring spawning habitat in key tributaries.

Project Partners:

Environmental Science Associates
Napa Resource Conservation District
Napa Flood Control/Water Conservation District
Private landowners

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