Humboldt State University students visit Powers Creek to learn about watershed restoration. Photo: Blue Lake Rancheria.


The Mad River is isn’t one of the county’s largest, but it’s the source of water for more than half of the county’s population. One of its tributaries, Powers Creek, runs smack through the town Blue Lake — and through Blue Lake’s industrial outskirts — and it’s been much impacted by development over the years.

But recently, people have started to do something about that. In this episode, we’re joined by representatives of the Mad River Alliance and the Blue Lake Rancheria, who tell us about a recent restoration project aimed at bringing back the natural systems supported by the creek.


“The EcoNews Report,” Nov. 27, 2021.