The Current Magazine Summer 2018 - Page 22


Access after 104 years

Project highlights include:

This $2+ million project is funded by the California Department of

Fish and Wildlife Fisheries Restoration Grant Program , with support

from the State Coastal Conservancy and the NOAA-American Rivers

grant programs, 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. Be sure you are on CalTrout's mailing list to receive the most recent updates on the Woodman Creek project.

The 2017 State of the Salmonids II: Fish in Hot Water report states that 74% of CA’s native salmon, steelhead and trout species are likely to be extinct in 100 years. With major dams listed as a top human-caused threat to salmon and steelhead resilience, CalTrout is dedicated to reconnecting habitat and giving the fish access to diverse habitat by removing barriers and obsolete dams. CalTrout is currently engaged in several projects with the goal of dam removal including the Klamath Dams and Potter Valley Project in the north and Matilija Dam in the south.”

Support CalTrout's project to Reconnect Habitat