TGAEC establishes HSU internship position, February 2,  2018

TGAEC and Humboldt State University have established an internship position to support GIS modeling of potential non-natal coho rearing restoration sites around Humboldt Bay.  We are very excited to work with Dr. Graham and the HSU Geospatial Science Department and provide students with paid working opportunities.  HSU is a great resource and these private/academic partnerships are a huge benefit to the community.

California Water Data Challenge Finalist December 2016

The Visual Data Analytics/TGAEC/Golden Software team was a finalist in the California Water Data Challenge with our presentation  called "Visualization and Analysis of Water Resources Time Series Data".  Our submission can be seen at:

In October 2017, TGAEC teamed with the Eel River Recovery Project (ERRP) to submit a grant proposal to the State Coastal Conservancy (SCC) for potential funding through Prop 1.  SCC Prop 1 grants fund multi-benefit ecosystem and watershed protection and restoration projects.  ERRP, a small non-profit watershed group in 2011, has been working to empower communities to collaborate in monitoring the ecological conditions of the Eel River, and to share information about the health of the watershed.  
Together with ERRP we are excited to announce that the SCC has selected our project team's  “Tenmile Creek Water Conservation and Restoration Pilot Planning Project” to receive full funding, with work expected to commence in July 2018.
Fish habitat conditions in Tenmile Creek are being deteriorated by multiple factors including flow depletion, elevated water temperatures, and excessive sedimentation. The primary goal of the project is to get the community working together to conserve water and restore Tenmile Creek flows, which will directly benefit ESA-listed Chinook salmon, coho salmon, and steelhead populations inhabiting the South Fork of the Eel River.

News Items

Fish Passage Criteria Evaluation, August, 2018

Together with Normandeau we are excited to announce that CDFW has selected our team to conduct a rigorous evaluation of the Thompson Criteria for assessing fish passage flows.  The Thompson Criteria is used as the standard operating procedure to evaluate salmonid passage; however, it may not be the best or even appropriate in some streams.  We will use 2D and 1D modeling and observations for regional site evaluations.

Paulina Close, TGAEC intern 2018

TGAEC acquires an Electrofishing Boat

TGAEC acquired  an electrofishing boat from the University of Idaho.  It is a Smith Root 18' and we had it at the factory in Vancouver, WA for recertification.  There was some deferred maintenance, but it is working good now.  Take a look at the photo below.Type your paragraph here.

TGAEC Hires Melissa Collin

Melissa is a Geospatial Sciences Major with an Ecological Restoration Minor from HSU.  She is working on our Bathymetry Projects, setting up the VELMA model for the Tenmile Creek Water Conservation Pilot Project, as well as working with the HSU Geospatial Department developing a platform to host the ADCP Water Velocity Visualization Tool for DWR.  We are very happy to have her on our team!Type your paragraph here.