The Salt River Ecosystem Restoration Project is located in Humboldt County, near the City of Ferndale. This watershed-based, ecosystem-scale project is designed to restore ecological and hydraulic functions in the Salt River watershed. The objectives of the project are to restore and enhance habitat, support the recovery of special-status species, improve water quality, alleviate flood risks, and sequester carbon.
H. T. Harvey & Associates provided restoration design and planning services for 7.7 miles of the Salt River channel and more than 400 acres of tidal salt marsh on Riverside Ranch. We assisted the Humboldt County Resource Conservation District as a subcontractor.
Our work for this project reestablished a free-flowing channel that is connected hydrologically to its floodplain. The channel design concept focused on:
Our landscape architects, restoration ecologists, and fish ecologists assisted the project engineers in all aspects of this project, from planning and design to permitting and implementation.
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