Wood Creek Phase III - Felt Ranch Off-Channel Rearing Habitat Planning Project

Salmonid Restoration Planning and Assessments

Restoration Planning And Coordination
Project ID1611968195786
Recovery DomainsN. CA - S. OR and CA Coast
Start Date07/08/2021
End Date12/31/2023
Last Edited06/23/2022
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The specific objective of this Project is to produce fully permitted 100 % final design plans, that once implemented, will: 1) provide fish passage and hydrologic connectivity between Wood Creek and Freshwater Creek wetlands to sustain non-natal rearing of juvenile Coho Salmon, steelhead trout, and other salmonids; 2) create a diversity of productive slow-water aquatic habitats at the upper fringe of the Freshwater Creek estuary ecotone for use by endemic fish, wildlife, and vegetation and 3) enhance drainage and reduce flooding inundation of adjacent agricultural areas.

Project Benefit    

This project, once implemented, will connect a continuum of rearing conditions from fully freshwater marsh on Felt Ranch to brackish and fully tidal marsh habitats in lower Wood Creek, and thus provide a complex, interconnected mosaic of rearing opportunities for listed Coho Salmon, Chinook Salmon, steelhead trout, and other wildlife.


Metric Completed Originally

Funding Details

In-Kind Donated Labor$4,300
In-Kind Other$175,897
Report Total:$495,786

Project Map



  • Worksite Identifier: 1611968196013
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Area Description
Felt Ranch

Location Information

  • Basin: Northern California Coastal
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  • Watershed:
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  • State: California
  • Recovery Domain: N. CA - S. OR and CA Coast
  • Latitude: 40.780927
  • Longitude: -124.088199


  • Northern California Steelhead DPS
  • California Coastal Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast Coho Salmon ESU




  • B.0 Salmonid Restoration Planning and AssessmentsY (Y/N)
    •      . . B.0.a Planning And Assessment Funding .00
    •      . . B.0.b.1 Area Encompassed
    •      . . B.1 Restoration Planning And CoordinationY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . B.1.a Planning and Coordination funding
      •      . . . . B.1.b.11 Engineering/design work for restoration projectsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.11.a
          Name of plan implemented
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.11.b
          Description and scope of the plan implemented