The project is necessary to restore Dominie Creek and Rowdy Creek and remove a fish passage barrier for Coho Salmon in the Smith River. Funding for this project will be used to complete the environmental permitting applications, compliance documentation and supporting studies required for implementation of this project. Both creeks contain in-stream hatchery infrastructure that block fish passage to an estimated 1.6 miles of upstream habitat on Dominie Creek and an estimated 11.5 miles of upstream habitat on Rowdy Creek.
Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation
1. Complete the special studies including a wetland delineation, botanical survey, historical resources survey and wildlife survey in order to complete subsequent compliance documentation,
2. Complete CEQA documentation to enable Project implementation,
3. Complete NEPA documentation to enable Project implementation,
4. Complete regulatory permit applications to enable Project implementation, and
5. Complete all required compliance documentation and permitting applications in order to implement the Dominie Creek and Rowdy Creek Fish Passage Improvement Project.
Research/Planning (including Science)
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):