PWA Time-Lapse and Project Videos

Headwaters Road Decommissioning

Pacific Watershed Associates partnered with the Bureau of Land Management, Pacific Coast Fish, Wildlife and Wetlands Restoration Association, and McCullough Construction to decommission abandoned logging roads in the Headwaters Forest Reserve. In this video, a series of road-related fillslope failures (landslides) are remediated with heavy equipment, preventing future sediment delivery to the Little South Fork Elk River, an important salmonid stream in coastal Northern California.

Video Length: 9:30

Project Lead: Chris Herbst

Navarro Vineyards Crossing Upgrade

Pacific Watershed Associates upgraded a stream crossing to restore anadromous fish passage and reduce sediment delivery to this tributary of the Navarro River. The project was funded by the State Water Resources Control Board and Navarro Vineyards, and was administered by the Mendocino County Resource Conservation District.

Video Length: 10:03

Project Lead: Colin Hughes

Saintsbury Creek Restoration

PWA was hired by the Napa County RCD to design and supervise this stream channel restoration project on the Saintsbury Vineyards property in the Carneros Creek watershed. The main project components consisted of removing three failed earthen dams, upgrading and decommissioning stream crossings, channel and floodplain restoration, constructing cattle exclusion fencing, and re-vegetating the project area.

Video Length: 14:03

Project contact: Tara Zuroweste

Ocean Day 2011, Humboldt County

Friends of the Dunes in partnership with the BLM Arcata field office coordinated the removal of invasive European Beach Grass from the South Spit to celebrate Ocean Day. 900 students from 20 elementary schools throughout Humboldt County took part in this volunteer effort. Funding for the project was provided by the California Coastal Commission Whale Tail grant program. Pacific Watershed Associates volunteered to produce the video using two of our time lapse video cameras.

Video Length: 3:46

Project Contact: Bill Weaver

SF Elk Road Decommissioning

Pacific Watershed Associates partnered with the Bureau of Land Management, Pacific Coast Fish, Wildlife and Wetlands Restoration Association, and McCullough Construction to decommission abandoned logging roads in the Headwaters Forest Reserve. In this video, a failing logging road and landing constructed at the confluence of two small streams are decommissioned using heavy equipment. Implementation of this as well as other watershed restoration efforts in the Headwaters Forest Reserve are preventing future sediment delivery to the Little South Fork Elk River, an important salmonid stream in coastal Northern California.

Video Length: 10:48

Project Lead: Chris Herbst

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