Current Issues

Summer Steelhead Feature Piece

Summer Steelhead Feature Piece

Maya Roe’s writing has appeared in the Pamlico Writers Group Anthology, Coffin Bell Journal, and other smaller publications. She is currently a student at College of the Atlantic where she...
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Ask Governor Newsom to Hold PG&E Accountable

Ask Governor Newsom to Hold PG&E Accountable

In response to preventable disasters like the 2010 San Bruno pipeline explosion, Pacific Gas and Electric has insisted that they are committed to high safety standards. It’s now a decade,...
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Reflections on 2019 and Looking Forward

Reflections on 2019 and Looking Forward

Hi Friends, We are so thankful for all the generous support from our end of year fundraising campaign. Support from our community is crucial to continuing our important work protecting...
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EcoNews Report Interview on Eel River Dams

EcoNews Report Interview on Eel River Dams

The EcoNews crew talks about restoring fisheries on the Eel River with CalTrout’s North Coast manager, Darren Mierau. An agreement between regional stakeholders to remove the two dams on the...
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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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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.

March 26, 2020

No Chinook ascended the ladder this past week – this run is complete. The Chinook count stands at 153 (Male 32, Female 65, Jack 41, Unk 15).

A total of 24 steelhead ascended the ladder this past week. The steelhead count stands at 227 (Male 82, Female 109, Unk 36).

Scott L Harris

Associate Biologist (Marine/Fish)
Northern Region

Learn more about fish counts on the Eel River here.