RRAS is currently actively involved in two projects:
Coast Seafood's proposed mariculture expansion in Humboldt Bay
Restoration and enhancement of Parcel 4, part of the new Eureka Waterfront Trail system.
Conservation is at the heart of our mission and we welcome new energy. Get involved by participating in our field trips, Christmas bird counts, and International Migratory Bird Day, attending our programs, volunteering and becoming a member. Below is a summary of some of our conservation efforts.
Conservation Committee Meetings
Many of the Chapter's conservation efforts stem from discussions held during the monthly Conservation Committee meeting, held the second Thursday of each month at noon at Rita's Margaritas and Mexican Grille in Eureka. Long-term efforts have included Trinity River restoration; Klamath Basin management and dam removal; fighting plans to build Waterfront Drive through the Eureka (Palco) Marsh; and OHV regulation on local beaches (South Spit, Clam Beach).
Other topics of discussion have included: Oyster Farming in Humboldt Bay, hunting and grazing at Tolowa Dunes State Park; Lake Earl breaching; management of state wildlife areas; establishment of Important Bird Areas (IBAs); Eureka's proposed Marina Center Project; removal of billboards on the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge; Humboldt Bay dredging; and creation of Marine Life Protected Areas (MLPAs) off the northern California coast; and currently Oyster Farming North Humboldt Bay.