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Project: Ocean Ranch Restoration Project

Description: Implementation of the Ocean Ranch Restoration Project, an 850-acre tidal marsh and wetland restoration project on the northern edge of the mouth of the Eel River. The project’s restoration goal is to restore full tidal exchange to the northern half of the Eel River Delta, thereby restoring a resilient complex of wetlands, wetland-upland transition zone, and dunes at Ocean Ranch. The Project also improves public access to the site with an improved parking area, an access road and a kayak launch site. The project is being carried out on the Ocean Ranch Unit of the Eel River Wildlife Area, owned by California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Project partners include CDFW, Ducks Unlimited the US Fish and Wildlife Service and State Coastal Conservancy.

Reference Number: 37601202502

Implemented By: State Coastal Conservancy

Objective: wetlands restoration

Type: Restoration

Total Cost: $4,595,020.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

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

Estimated Completion: 12/31/2025    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: Humboldt

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes Located In Severely Disadvantaged Community: Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Federal Contribution5/20/2021$1,821,938.00
Prop. 1, Ecosystem, Watershed Protection and Restoration5/20/2021$750,000.00
Prop. 68, State Coastal Conservancy Program5/20/2021$2,023,082.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
RestorationEcosystem: Shallow Water/ Marsh/ Wetland Habitat850acres restored/assessed/managed

Water Action Plan Target

Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description


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