Russ Creek and Centerville Slough Restoration Project

5 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Humboldt County Resource Conservation District
Document Title
Russ Creek and Centerville Slough Restoration Project
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
Present Land Use
Natural Resources (NR/R) and Agriculture Exclusive (AE). Combining zones: Coastal Wetland Areas (W), Flood Hazard Areas (F), Streams and Riparian Corridors Protection (R), and Transitional Agricultural Lands (T).
Document Description
The goals of the Russ Creek and Centerville Slough Restoration Project (Project) include: ? restoring geomorphic and ecosystem function to Centerville Slough and Russ Creek, ? enhancing habitats for native aquatic species, water bird and wildlife species, and ? improving viability and resiliency of agricultural land in and adjacent to the Project Area. Proposed Project actions include re-establishing the Centerville Slough tidal system by constructing a new Centerville Slough main channel and tributaries subject to full tidal influence, reestablishing hydraulic connectivity between Centerville Slough and upland stream channels that include Russ Creek, Shaw Creek, and other tributaries, and constructing a system of set-back levees to protect adjacent agricultural lands from tidal flooding, Eel River flooding, and dune overwash.

Contact Information

Jill Demers
Agency Name
Humboldt County Resource Conservation District
Job Title
Executive Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Northern California, Unincorporated
Other Location Info
The project is located in the Eel River estuary near Centerville, CA in Humboldt County and is approximately 1,480 acres in size. The Project Area includes the Eel River Estuary Preserve (EREP) owned by The Wildlands Conservancy and various parcels privately owned by Russ Ranch and Timber, L.L.C., the Linda S Russ Revocable Trust, Harville Ranch L.L.C. and the O’Rourke Foundation

Notice of Completion

State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Other (n/a)
Local Actions
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


Final Document(s) [Approved_Certified draft environmental documents]

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