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Endangered Species
McDonald Rockcress, ES Program Link
The Endangered Species Program in the Arcata Fish and Wildlife Office has the responsibilities for activities specified under the Endangered Species Act of 1973... MORE-->

Mouth of Klamath, Fisheries Program Link

The Fisheries Program focus is to design and conduct investigations that guide and evaluate the success of aquatic habitat restoration efforts that will lead to the recovery...MORE-->

Salt River, Restoration Program Link

The Arcata Conservation Partnerships Program is comprised of two biologists and a fluvial geomorphologist/engineer that work in partnership with local entities and landowners to...MORE-->
Science Application: SHC

The Strategic Habitat Conservation Team is a pilot program that is clearing the path for a new way of addressing conservation concerns in Calif., Nevada, and the Klamath Basin. MORE-->

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Office Current Events:

08/01/2018 -The Service invites the public to an informational open house on the draft EIS for Green Diamond's Forest HCP. The informational open house will be at the Humboldt Aquatic Center at 921 Waterfront Drive in Eureka, California on August 28, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

07/20/2018 - Green Diamond's Forest HCP and draft EIS available for public comment

03/21/2018 - Sharing the beach with Western Snowy Plovers. The breeding season begins.

12/11/2017 - As of November 2017 the Trinity River Adaptive Management Working Group is administratively inactive.

04/01/2016 - Final Recovery Plan for Behren's Silverspot Butterfly

03/31/2016 - Living Coastline Project will Restore Tidal Salt Marsh at Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

09/09/2014 - Notice - On October 1, 2014, the Arcata Fish and Wildlife Office will discontinue use of its species list request application, and will instead link to the Service-wide Information, Planning, and Conservation (IPAC) application, found here

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During the summer of 2006, the Arcata Fish and Wildlife Office conducted an inventory of water control structures around Humboldt Bay, California. This project was co-funded by the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation, and Conservation District, California Department of Fish and Game, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The objective of this project was to develop a GIS database containing spatial data for all tidegates, culverts, and other water control structures surrounding Humboldt Bay. This information was considered important for the development of a strategic approach to estuarine restoration, and for the development of improved management strategies for operation, replacement, or modification of the structures where needed. The information was also considered critical in planning for protection of property and habitats in the event of an oil spill...More Details

Last updated: April 16, 2015