Slough excavation underway

A couple of photos of the off-channel slough restoration work currently underway. Shown here is the slough channel before work started, and excavation underway.  Photos by Michael Evenson.

Construction of cross-channel weirs in McKee Creek

Updates on the work underway this summer on McKee Creek, in the Whitethorn area. Shown here is the construction of cross-channel weirs. The work is funded by the CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife and Wildlife Conservation Board through grants to Sanctuary Forest.




Stunning Aerial Panorama

Here is a stunning panorama of the mouth of the Mattole taken recently by Thomas Dunklin. Besides being a good friend of the MSG and MRC, Thomas is a “fisheries geo-videologist”, combing his background in geology and fisheries biology to produce superb photos and videos like the one shown here. You can see more of his work at httpss://

Sanctuary Forest seeks experienced individual for bookkeeping and grant-management responsibilities

Sanctuary Forest seeks experienced individual for bookkeeping and grant-management responsibilities.  ~10 hr/week starting, increasing to 24hr/week by 4/19. Pay rate based on skill level and experience. See job description and download application at our website:

Please submit cover letter, application and resume, with references, to by July 31st.

SRF Conference

SRF in Fortuna, CA is this week – an excellent conference for those interested in salmon restoration work. There was a trip up to the Klamath yesterday to tour the work being done on Terwer Creek – we saw the very impressive engineering, design and implementation work aimed at increasing the complexity and resiliency to instream and off-channel habitat for salmon and steelhead. The tour was lead by Rocco Fiori, whose firm did much of the work in collaboration with the Yurok and Green Diamond.  Good stuff!