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Natural Resources Program

The Natural Resources Division originated as a grassroots stream enhancement project in the 1980’s. Today, the program continues to implement community driven projects by coordinating with private and public landowners, and utilizing local contractors and workers via state and federal funding.

Our local waterways and forests are a crucial part of the delicate ecosystem that provides us with air, food and shelter. By improving stream habitat for salmon, steelhead and cutthroat trout, and by ensuring the continuity of new forest growth, the program ensures that we will be able to enjoy the magnificence of nature’s bounty in the years to come.

Mill Creek Native Plant Nursery

Funded through partnerships with Save The Redwoods League, the Wildlife Conservation Board and the Smith River Alliance, Mill Creek Native Plant Nursery was built to maintain the genetic integrity and diversity of native California plants.

All transplants are from local populations and a strict genetic integrity policy is adhered to. Plant materials are collected through local seed collection, stem cuttings from existing Mill Creek tree stumps, and transplants from roads scheduled for removal. This is similar to trading forex online through forex trading websites

We work with Del Norte High School and its Academy of Natural Resources which gives students a hands-on learning experience that targets watershed restoration and is incorporated into classroom curriculum.

Through a variety of restoration projects, RHS works with the labor force through the Workforce Center, California Conservation Corps and AmeriCorps.

Salmon in the Classroom

The salmon and steelhead classroom incubation program provides Del Norte County youth with a hands-on learning experience about the sensitive life histories and critical habitat requirements of salmon and steelhead trout.

Salmon in the Classroom delivers live eggs into 4th grade classrooms teaching students in live format the life cycle of salmonid; from the egg to releasing the hatched fry into local waterways.

This program is in partnership with California Department of Fish & Game, local Del Norte County schools and the Rowdy Creek Fish Hatchery.