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Project: Cannibal Island Restoration Intermediate Designs

Description: The project will contribute to a network of restoration projects focused on restoring tidal marsh and estuarine habitat in the Eel River delta. Funding for this project will be used to lay the groundwork for enhancement of estuarine and tidal marsh habitat and the fish, wildlife, waterfowl, and rare plant species that are dependent on these habitats in the Eel River estuary’s 950-acre Cannibal Island unit.

Reference Number: 3600BQ1996009

Implemented By: California Trout Inc.

Objective: Specific objectives of this Project are to: 1. Conduct field assessments to describe hydrologic linkage, estuarine function, and aquatic habitat condition. 2. Assess regulatory constraints. 3. Assess feasibility of tidal marsh and estuarine restoration. 4. Establish listed aquatic species vegetative, water quality and food web habitat resiliency values. 5. Develop three conceptual design alternatives that increase habitat for Eel River salmonids, long fin smelt, and tidewater goby. 6. Develop preferred project design to 65% that most effectively improves habitat for Eel River salmonids and other wildlife. 7. Prepare planning and permitting for engineering designs.

Type: Restoration

Total Cost: $802,886.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 4/15/2022    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties:

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 1, Watershed Restoration10/11/2019$802,886.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
RestorationEcosystem: Coastal Habitat950acres restored/assessed/managed

Water Action Plan Target

Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description
Increase Flood ProtectionAction Description


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