Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge Sea-Level Rise Adaptation Demonstration Project

3 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2015044003
Lead Agency
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Document Title
Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge Sea-Level Rise Adaptation Demonstration Project
Document Type
NOI - Notice of Intent
Received
Present Land Use
Natural Resources

Document Description
Note: Reference Section 15225 - FYI - FONSI. Remove European beachgrass and iceplant from 4 acres of foredune at the Bair parcel, Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, followed by revegetation with native species. Beachgrass would be removed with shovels to detach rhizomes while the top of the plant is pulled and burned in piles or taken to an off-site composting area. Iceplant would be removed by hand-pulling, bagged and transported to a composting facility. Resprouts would be pulled weekly/every other week for one or more growing seasons. Following initial beachgrass and iceplant removal but prior to the next rainy season, native dune mat plants (cuttings, root divisions and seeds) would be planted in six of eight experimental areas to compare changes in dune morphology and sediment dynamics (deposition, deflation) with that of the two experimental areas where no removal would occur.

Contact Information
Eric Nelson
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
PO Box 576
Loleta, CA 95551

Phone : (707) 733-5406

Location

Coordinates
40°53'54"N 124°8'52.5"W
Cities
Arcata
Counties
Humboldt
Cross Streets
west end of Lanphere Rd
Zip
95521
Total Acres
4
Parcel #
506-291-11
Waterways
Mad River Slough/Humboldt Bay, Pacific Ocean
Section
23

Notice of Completion

Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Consist. Det.
Project Issues
Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Geologic/Seismic Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Cumulative Effects
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