“It is not enough to understand the natural world. The point is to defend and preserve it.”
-Edward Abbey

Mission

The mission of the Humboldt State University River Institute is to conserve and restore river ecosystems locally, nationally, and internationally through multi-disciplinary research, education, policy reform, improved management practices, and creative restoration strategies.

Contact Us

Humboldt State University River Institute
c/o Dept of Environmental Science & Management
1 Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521-8299

Co-Directors

Dr. Alison O’Dowd, Associate Professor
Department of Environmental Science & Management
Phone 707-826-3438
Email: Alison.ODowd [at] humboldt.edu

Dr. William Trush, Adjunct Professor
Department of Environmental Science & Management
Email: William.Trush [at] humboldt.edu