Project Partners

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Collaborative partnerships have shaped and supported every aspect of the vision for ‘O Rew Redwoods Gateway, including the ongoing ecological restoration of Prairie Creek. Photo by CalTrout/Michael Wier.

The renewed vision for ‘O Rew—as well as the positive outcomes of the Redwood Trails Gateway & Prairie Creek Restoration—are the result of deep, reciprocal partnerships between Save the Redwoods League and a wide range of entities. The collaboration on this complex project is a source of inspiration and hope for what can be achieved when nonprofit organizations, tribes, public agencies, and local professionals work together to create and realize opportunities. This effort is not easy or quick, but it is prolific. Save the Redwoods League is committed to investing in innovative conservation solutions and is grateful for the chance to work alongside these remarkable partners.

‘O Rew Project Partners

The shared vision for the ‘O Rew Redwoods Gateway emerged from a long-standing collaboration between four deeply committed conservation partners. It represents an opportunity to establish a groundbreaking model for cooperative land management in which the National Park Service and California State Parks will support visitation and stewardship on land owned by an Indigenous tribe. We are excited to innovate and work together to realize this hopeful vision as part of our ongoing efforts to promote conservation, climate resilience, and cultural revitalization in the North Coast region.

Funding Partners

(Redwood Trails Gateway & Prairie Creek Restoration Project)

Our public agency and institutional funding partners have provided critical support for the planning, design, and construction of the five-year project underway today at ‘O Rew. The California State Coastal Conservancy is the lead agency facilitating all public funding for the Prairie Creek Restoration Project and, together with the NOAA Restoration Center and California Wildlife Conservation Board, has been a key planning partner since the League acquired the Orick Mill Site in 2013. We acknowledge and appreciate the steadfast support of all the project funding partners.

Prairie Creek Restoration Project Team

An unparalleled team of aquatic restoration experts have collaborated with the League on project design and implementation, providing technical expertise in engineering, revegetation, invasive plant management, construction, fish relocation, and environmental compliance.

‘O Rew Redwoods Gateway Project Team

Recreational site improvements and construction of visitor amenities are slated to take place in 2025, and the League has worked with an incredible team to finalize the designs for an inspiring and inclusive visitor experience.

In addition to the partners noted above, Save the Redwoods League appreciates the countless other local organizations and leaders in the town of Orick and in Humboldt County that have contributed to the visioning, permitting, monitoring, and program planning for the future of ‘O Rew. The site and project continue to benefit from all of the input along the way.