About Us

Researching & Advocating River Ecosystem Science

The Humboldt State University River Institute’s mission 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.

The River Institute is located on Humboldt State University’s campus in Arcata, California, within the Department of Environmental Science & Management. Given HSU’s international reputation in Natural Resources management, the River Institute is a catalyst promoting river ecosystem research among diverse faculty expertise (at HSU and elsewhere), motivated students, and professionals. Research alone, however, cannot fulfill the River Institute’s mission. Active participation in its real-world application comprises roughly half of our efforts.


The River Institute will:

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