Consultant hired for studies on fish restoration methods |

Consultant hired for studies on fish restoration methods

The Upper Yuba Studies Program, an effort to study ways to restore salmon and steelhead trout above Englebright Dam, has picked a consultant to do an estimated $6.7 million worth of studies.

CH2M Hill, a Corvallis, Ore.-based consulting firm, will lead a team of consultants in six study areas.

The list of consultants is as follows:

— Upstream and downstream habitat: Thomas Payne and Associates; Natural Resource Scientists, Inc.; Carl Mesick; Stillwater Sciences, HDR.

— Sediment: Northwest Hydraulic Consultants, Inc.; U.S. Geological Survey.

— Water Quality: CH2M Hill; U.S. Geological Survey.

— Water Supply: CH2M Hill.

— Flood Risk: Mussetter Engineering, Inc.; Phillip Williams and Associates; MBK Engineers.

— Economics: CH2M Hill; RMEcon; TCW Economics; Western Resources Economics.

— Project management and coordination: CH2M Hill.

— Public outreach: Public Affairs Management.

The Upper Yuba Studies Program is funded by Calfed, the state and federal Bay Delta restoration effort. Over the next few months, Calfed will negotiate a contract with the consulting team.

– Tim Omarzu

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