Publications

Higgins, P.T., S. Dobush, and D. Fuller. 1992. Factors in Northern California Threatening Stocks with Extinction. Humboldt Chapter of American Fisheries Society. Arcata, CA. 25 p.

Higgins, P.T. 1991. Habitat Types of the Eel River Estuary and Their Associated Fishes and Invertebrates. In: C. Roberts (ed.) Report on Fish and Wildlife Species of the Eel Delta. Funded by Eel River RCD, USDA Soil Conservation Service, Eureka, CA.

Higgins, P.T. 1998. Comments on the Pacific Lumber Company Habitat Conservation Plan and Draft EIS. Prepared for Sierra Club of California. Submitted to Bruce Halstead, USFWS, Arcata, CA. Patrick Higgins, Consulting Fisheries Biologist, Arcata, CA.

Higgins, P. T. 2002. Freshwater Creek Watershed Analysis dissenting report: Fisheries module. Arcata, CA. 95 pp. Prepared for Freshwater residents by Patrick Higgins, Consulting Fisheries Biologist, Arcata, CA.

Higgins, P.T. 2002. Comments on Simpson Timber Aquatic HCP and Draft EIS. Letter to James Bond and Amedee Brickey, USFWS, Arcata, CA. Patrick Higgins, Consulting Fisheries Biologist, Arcata, CA. 31 p.

Higgins, P.T. 2003.  Comments on Negative Declaration for Sugarloaf Farming Corporation dba Peter Michael Winery, Timberland Conversion No. 524; THP 1-01-223 SON.  Memo to Alan Robertson, Deputy Chief CDF of 12/12/03. Patrick Higgins, Consulting Fisheries Biologist, Arcata, CA.  14 p.

Higgins, P.T. 2004a. Comments on Negative Declaration for THP 1-04-030SON, Hanson/Whistler Timberland Conversion Permit (TCP) #530. Patrick Higgins, Consulting Fisheries Biologist, Arcata, CA.  13 p.  4/14/04

Higgins, P.T. 2004b. Comments on Negative Declaration for Timber Harvest Plan (THP 1-04-055 SON) / Zapar-Roessler Timberland Conversion Permit (TCP 04-533). Patrick Higgins, Consulting Fisheries Biologist, Arcata, CA.  4 p. 8/16/04.

Higgins, P.T. 2006a. Comments on Jackson Demonstration State Forest Management Plan and the Associated Environmental Impact Statement. Letter to Chris Rowney, CDF, Sacramento. Patrick Higgins, Fisheries Consultant, Arcata, CA. 10 p.
http://www.jacksonforest.com/EIR/Comments/higgins_final.pdf

Higgins, P.T. 2006b. Napa River Sediment TMDL and San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board Basin Plan Amendment.  Memo of August 12, 2006 to Thomas Lippe, Attorney at Law, San Francisco, CA by Patrick Higgins, Fisheries Consultant, Arcata, CA. 21 p.

Higgins, P.T. 2006c. Comments on the proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration for Napa Canyon LLC Vineyard Project in American Canyon Creek Watershed. Memo of October 7, 2006 to Thomas Lippe, Attorney at Law, San Francisco, CA. by Patrick Higgins, Fisheries Consultant, Arcata, CA. 13 p.


Higgins, P.T. 2006d
.  Comments on the FERC Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Relicensing of the Klamath Hydroelectric Project, No. 2082-027. Memo of 12/1/06 to Magalie Salas, FERC Secretary. Patrick Higgins, Consulting Fisheries Biologist, Arcata, CA. 6 p.

Higgins, P.T. 2007a. Timber Harvest Plan and Timber Conversion Plan 1-06-134 NAPA or Abbott Wall Road Vineyard Project. Comments provided for Thomas Lippe, attorney at Law by Patrick Higgins, Fisheries Consultant, Arcata, CA. 16 p.

Higgins, P.T. 2007b. Comments on Cumulative Watershed effects from the Bohemian Grove NTMP (1-06 NTMP11 SON) with and Emphasis on the Aquatic environment a d ESA-Listed Pacific Salmon Species. Prepared for the Bohemian Rescue  Club by Patrick Higgins, Consulting Fisheries Biologist, Arcata, CA. 49 p.

Higgins, P.T. 2007c. Comments on Van Duzen River and Yager Creek Sediment TMDL with Recommendations for Implementation Action and Monitoring. Performed for Van Duzen Watershed Project & Friends of Eel River with funding from California State Water Resources Control Board.  By Patrick Higgins, Consulting Fisheries Biologist, Arcata, CA. 55p.

Higgins, P.T. 2007d. Comments on THP 1-04-260 MEN - Robinson Creek Calwater Planning Watershed, Dry Creek, North Fork Gualala River. Performed under contract to the Friends of the Gualala River by Patrick Higgins, Consulting Fisheries Biologist, Arcata, CA. 32 p.

Higgins, P.T. 2008. Comments on DRAFT Mad River Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for Sediment and Turbidity. Prepared for the Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC) by Patrick Higgins, Consulting Fisheries Biologist, Arcata, CA. 21 p.

Higgins, P.T. 2008a. Comments on Draft Policy for Maintaining Instream Flows in Northern California Coastal Streams. April 2, 2008. Performed under contract to the Redwood Chapter Sierra Club. Patrick Higgins, Consulting Fisheries Biologist, Arcata, CA. 49 p.

Higgins, P.T. 2008b. Comments on Adequacy of Mendocino General Plan Update and Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) with Regard to Pacific Salmon Recovery and Meeting CEQA Requirements. November 17, 2008. Performed under contract to the Redwood Chapter Sierra Club. Patrick Higgins, Consulting Fisheries Biologist, Arcata, CA. 22 p.

Higgins, P.T. 2008c. Comments on the Pelton House Winery Application #PLP05-0010 from Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke. December 29, 2008 memo to Sonoma County PRND. Performed under contract to the Friends of Maacama Creek. Patrick Higgins, Consulting Fisheries Biologist, Arcata, CA. 24 p.

Higgins, P.T. 2009. Comments on Artesa Vineyard Conversion Draft Environmental Impact Report (SCH# 2004082094). Memo to Alan Robertson CDF of July 28, 2009. Performed under contract to the Friends of the Gualala River by Patrick Higgins, Consulting Fisheries Biologist, Arcata, CA. 26 p.

Higgins, P.T. 2009. Proposed Basin Plan Amendment and Napa River Sediment Total Maximum Daily Load TMDL and Adequacy of Implementation for Protecting and Restoring Pacific Salmon (Cold Water Beneficial Use). Performed under contract to Thomas Lippe, Attorney at Law and the Living Rivers Council. July 3, 2009. By Patrick Higgins, Consulting Fisheries Biologist, Arcata, CA.  3 p. 7/21/08

Higgins, P.T. 2009.  Comments on Salinas River Channel Maintenance Project (CMP) 404 Permit Application and Mitigated Negative Declaration. Memo 8/6/09 to Curtis Weeks, GM MCWRA prepared for the Monterey Coastkeeper (Otter Project). Patrick Higgins, Consulting Fisheries Biologist, Arcata, CA.  22 p.

Higgins, P.T. 2009. Comments on the Willits Redwood Timber Harvest (THP 1-08-116 MEN).  Prepared for the Mendocino Group of the Redwood Chapter Sierra Club by Patrick Higgins, Consulting Fisheries Biologist, Arcata, CA. 25 p.

Higgins, P.T. 2009.  Comments on California Hatchery Operations Environmental Impact Report (EIR) / Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Memo of 11/16/09 to John McCamman, CDFG Deputy Director.  By Patrick Higgins, Consulting Fisheries Biologist, Arcata, CA. 10 p.

Higgins, P.T. 2010a.  Comments on Fruit Growers Supply (FGS) Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) and Draft Environmental Impact Report. Prepared for George Sexton, Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, Ashland, OR.  1/25/10.  Patrick Higgins, Consulting Fisheries Biologist, Arcata, CA. 13 p.

Higgins, P.T. 2010b. Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Potter Valley Project National Marine Fisheries Service Reasonable and Prudent Alternative (RPA): Implications for the Survival and Recovery of Eel River Coho Salmon, Chinook Salmon, and Steelhead Trout.  Performed under contract to Friends of Eel River.  Patrick Higgins Consulting Fisheries Biologist, Arcata, CA. 54 p.

Higgins, P.T. 2010c.  KBRA/KHSA Hoopa Valley Tribe Comment Recommendations for NEPA Scoping.  Memo of 7/9/10 to Michael Orcutt, Director of Hoopa Fisheries Department.  Patrick Higgins Consulting Fisheries Biologist, Arcata, CA. 10 p.

 

Higgins, P.T. 2010d.  Request for Recognition of Shasta River as Flow Impaired and Addition to the 2012 California 303d List.  Memo of Aug. 30, 2010 to Jeffrey Shu of the SWRCB. Prepared for Klamath Riverkeeper.  Patrick Higgins Consulting Fisheries Biologist, Arcata, CA. 24 p. 

Higgins, P.T. 2010e.  Lower Eel River Fall Chinook Dive Census: October 1, 2010.  Released 10/12/10.  Prepared for Friends of Eel River by Consulting Fisheries Biologist Patrick Higgins, Arcata, CA. 24 p.

Higgins, P.T. 2011.  Eel River Fall Chinook 2010 Final Monitoring Report. 3/1/11.  Prepared for Friends of Eel River by Consulting Fisheries Biologist Patrick Higgins, Arcata, CA. 55 p.

Kier Associates. 1991. Long Range Plan for the Klamath River Basin Conservation Area Fishery Restoration Program. Klamath River Basin Fisheries Task Force. Yreka, CA.

Kier Associates. 1999. Mid-term evaluation of the Klamath River Basin Fisheries Restoration Program. Sausalito, CA . Prepared for the Klamath River Basin Fisheries Task Force. 303 pp.

Kier Associates. 2003.  Use of Spatial Data for Battle Creek Watershed Conditions Assessment.  Produced under contract to the Battle Creek Watershed Conservancy.  Lead author Patrick Higgins, Kier Associates Senior Scientist. 37 p.

Kier Associates and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). 2008. Updated Guide to Reference Values used in the Southern Oregon/Northern California Coho Salmon Recovery Conservation Action Planning (CAP) Workbook. Kier Associates, Blue Lake, CA and National Marine Fisheries Service, Arcata, CA. 31 pp.

Kier Associates. 2009.  Aquatic Habitat Conditions in Battle Creek and Their Relationship to Upland Management.  Produced for the Battle Creek Conservancy. Kier Associates, Blue Lake, CA. 34 p.

Pacific Watershed Associates. 1994. Action plan for the restoration of the South Fork Trinity River watershed and its fisheries. Prepared for U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the Trinity River Task Force, Contract No. 2-CS-20-01100. Arcata, CA.