Garcia River Estuary, Mendocino County, CA


Contract Grow, Revegetation Services, Erosion Control

We worked with The Nature Conservancy to restore complex salmonid rearing habitat in the 0.5-mile-long middle estuary zone of the Garcia River. Samara contributed to the erosion control and revegetation aspects of this project, which included installation of all the erosion netting, growing and planting riparian plants, and seed dispersal. The whole of the project aims to restore complex rearing habitat by reconnecting seasonally flooded wetlands on the floodplains, installing habitat structures to provide shelter for juvenile salmon, and adding LWD to guide the river and create flow paths and connectivity to the floodplain and habitat structures. More info on this project can be found here.