Current Issues

Securing a Future for Wild Eel River Salmon

Securing a Future for Wild Eel River Salmon

As the new Executive Director of Friends of the Eel River, I understand and appreciate how important your support is to our ongoing success. Thank you for helping us secure...
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Comments on Humboldt Wind Energy Project Final EIR

Comments on Humboldt Wind Energy Project Final EIR

Friends of the Eel River's comments to the Humboldt County Planning Department on the Humboldt Wind Energy Final EIR. It is our understanding that this project is likely to be...
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Action: Humboldt Wind Energy Project Public Hearings

Action: Humboldt Wind Energy Project Public Hearings

Please join us at upcoming public hearings for the proposed wind project on November 14 and 21. See below for our position and details about meetings and submitting your own...
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Friends of the Eel River, Humboldt County Agree to Road Fixes to Protect Fisheries and Restore Watersheds

Friends of the Eel River, Humboldt County Agree to Road Fixes to Protect Fisheries and Restore Watersheds

(Eureka, CA) Friends of the Eel River and the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors have reached a legal settlement to fund culvert replacements and road repairs in two Southern Humboldt...
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What is the ‘Two-Basin Solution’?

What is the ‘Two-Basin Solution’?

WHAT IS THE 'TWO-BASIN SOLUTION' In 2017 when PG&E began relicensing the Potter Valley Project, Congressman Huffman convened a stakeholder group that agreed to work toward a 'two-basin solution' based...
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Talking About Summer Steelhead on Jefferson Public Radio

Talking About Summer Steelhead on Jefferson Public Radio

  Geoffrey Riley of Jefferson Public Radio and FOER Conservation Director Scott Greacen discuss FOER's summer steelhead listing petition. Tune in to hear about why these special fish need additional...
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Passing the Torch to a New Generation of Leadership

Passing the Torch to a New Generation of Leadership

Dear Friends of the Eel River community members, It is with both pride and a little sadness that I announce that I am passing the Friends of the Eel River leadership torch on. The past two...
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New Hope For Highest-Climbing Steelhead?

New Hope For Highest-Climbing Steelhead?

For Immediate Release Wednesday, June 12, 2019 For more information: Scott Greacen, Conservation Director scott @ eelriver dot org California Fish and Game Commission Moves To Protect Northern California Summer...
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Core Programs

One of Friends of the Eel River’s 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.

Friends of the Eel River’s 2017 win at the California Supreme Court helped pave the way for a new future along the old Northwestern Pacific Rail line. Thanks to Senator Mike McGuire and many others, the right of way is transitioning into a rail-to-trail project known as the Great Redwood Trail.

Click here to learn about the transition and the vision for the Great Redwood Trail.

Friends of the Eel River advocates for beneficial land-use policies and effective regulations at the county-level and encourages land owners to practices watershed stewardship.

Click here to access landowner resources and learn about our advocacy.


Eel River Fish Count Station at Van Arsdale Reservoir

 

Cape Horn dam impounds the river to form Van Arsdale Reservoir. It is located downstream from Scott dam, is the smaller of the two dams, and has a fish ladder.

December 3, 2019

The first Chinook arrived this week on December 1st. The Chinook count stands at 13 (Male 1, Female 0, Jack 11, Unk 1). No steelhead yet.

Scott L Harris

Associate Biologist (Marine/Fish)
Northern Region

Learn more about fish counts on the Eel River here.