CDFW News | Heavy construction, restoration work Closure of Ocean Ranch unit in CDFW’s Eel River Wildlife Area until end of 2022
Heavy construction, restoration work Closure of Ocean Ranch unit in CDFW’s Eel River Wildlife Area until end of 2022
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has announced the closure of the Ocean Ranch Unit in the Eel River Wildlife Area as habitat restoration work there intensifies with the use of equipment heavy. The unit is closed to all public access for security reasons from Saturday July 11, 2022 until the end of the year.
Located in Humboldt County, near the community of Loleta, the Ocean Ranch Unit is in the final stages of an 850-acre restoration project to benefit native species of plants, fish and wildlife and dramatically improve public access and enjoyment of the property by establishing a formal trail system, improving parking, constructing a boat launch for kayaks and canoes, and installing interpretive signs , among others.
Current restoration efforts are overseen by Ducks Unlimited and executed by McCullough Construction Inc. Construction crews will work six days a week until the end of the year, when the project is expected to be complete and reopen to the public.
Shawn Fresz, CDFW North Region, (707) 601-6281
Peter Tira, CDFW Communications, (916) 215-3858