Humboldt Bay Dredged Material Beneficial Reuse Feasibility Study


SCH Number
Public Agency
California State Coastal Conservancy (SCC)
Document Title
Humboldt Bay Dredged Material Beneficial Reuse Feasibility Study
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Preparation of a feasibility study for reuse of Humboldt bay dredged materials for tidal marsh restoration and climate change adeptation projects. The study would examine the feasibility of utilizing dredged materials to restore tidal marsh in a number of specific locations. For these locations, the study would include an estimate of the amount of sediment needed to restore the area to salt marsh, an analysis of the suitability of available dredged materials for the restoration, and a cost estimate for transferring dredged materials to this site. In addition, the study woud evaluate the potential to utilize dredged materials for climate change adaptation projects to reduce the vulnerability of at-risk resouces to sea level rise. Such projects could include the creation of marshes on the Bay side of levees, or the creation of brackish marshes and set-back levees on the landward-side of levees.

Contact Information

Joel Gerwein
Agency Name
California State Coastal Conservancy
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The project involves only data gathering, planning, and feasibility analyses for possible future actions that have not yet been authorized or approved by the Conservancy or another agency, and basic data collection and resource evaluation activities which will not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource.

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