Salmon Creek Estuary Study
In 2004, the State Coastal Conservancy approved a grant to the Salmon Creek Watershed Council and the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center (OAEC) to investigate the physical condition and functioning of the Salmon Creek tidal estuary and how it is used by salmon and steelhead, assess upstream factors that directly affect critical habitat in the estuary, collect historical information and develop recommendations to enhance the estuary of salmonid habitat.
Prunuske Chatham, Inc., of Occidental was hired to be the primary contractor for the completion of this study and associated report. A Technical Advisory Committee was formed to review the study plan and it’s findings. The final report published in June 2006 contains the results of the investigation along with overall enhancement recommendations and short term actions needed to initiate restoration or collect additional data.