Support Dam Removal and Salmonid Recovery on the Eel River

Dear Friend,As a member of Friends of the Eel River, you undoubtedly know that the Eel River watershed is not only a stunningly beautiful place but also a stronghold for
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Support Dam Removal and Salmonid Recovery on the Eel River

Friends of the Eel River Cautiously Optimistic about Great Redwood Trail Act

This March, California State Senator Mike McGuire introduced the Great Redwood Trail Act (SB 1029) to simultaneously resolve the festering debacle of the North Coast Railroad Authority and advance a
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Friends of the Eel River Cautiously Optimistic about Great Redwood Trail Act

New Earthquake Hazards App Shows Fault Line at Scott Dam Location

A new app from the California Department of Conservation called EQ Zapp identifies earthquake hazard zones based on several types of geologic ground failures. These include fault ruptures, liquefaction of
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New Earthquake Hazards App Shows Fault Line at Scott Dam Location

Humboldt, We Have A Problem

When I first started working on northern California’s Klamath River 15 years ago, the running joke was that there were two things worth talking about: kind bud and spring chinook.
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Humboldt, We Have A Problem

Action Alert: Demand Effective Regulation for Commercial Cannabis Cultivation

Talking points and background - Humboldt County cannabis cultivation ordinance To protect the North Coast’s waters and fish, we need to raise our voices to demand Humboldt County effectively regulate its
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Action Alert: Demand Effective Regulation for Commercial Cannabis Cultivation

The NCRA’s ‘Plan’: A Grifter’s Pitch for Suckers

Friends of the Eel River has been confronting the North Coast Railroad Authority (NCRA) for many years over the agency’s plans to rebuild the failed rail line1 from Humboldt Bay
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The NCRA’s ‘Plan’: A Grifter’s Pitch for Suckers

A gigantic thank you to our departing founder, Nadananda Hamilton

If you are a fan of the Eel River, you undoubtedly know the name Nadananda. Back in 1994, Nadananda decided it was time to start restoring the struggling Eel River.
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A gigantic thank you to our departing founder, Nadananda Hamilton

Support a Wild & Free Future

Dear Friend of the Eel River,Thank you for being part of the Eel River’s advocacy network. 2017 has been a year of big changes, growing threats, expanding opportunities, and amidst
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Support a Wild & Free Future

Friends of the Eel River is Growing!

Dear Friend of the Eel River,We are happy to announce that we are growing to meet the mounting challenges to the health of the Eel River. Stephanie Tidwell joined our
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Friends of the Eel River is Growing!

Action Alert: Comment on Humboldt County’s Commercial Cannabis DEIR

Humboldt County's Cannabis Cultivation Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) is now available for review. Friends of the Eel River believe that the DEIR does not adequately address cumulative impacts from
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Action Alert: Comment on Humboldt County’s Commercial Cannabis DEIR

 

One of our long-term goals, decommissioning and removal of the Eel River dams, may soon become a reality. Click here to learn more about the two Eel River dams and what we are doing to get them removed.
The California Supreme Court heard our case against the North Coast Railroad Authority (NCRA) on May 3. We expect a decision from the court later this summer. Click here to learn about this disastrous railroad and our attempt to ensure thorough environmental review.
We encourage watershed residents to use water efficiently and advocate for beneficial land-use policies and effective regulations. Click here to access landowner resources and learn about our advocacy.