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EcoNews Report Toxic Tires Killing Coho

EcoNews Report Toxic Tires Killing Coho

The EcoNews Report talks with guest Warner Chabot, ED of the San Francisco Estuary Institute, who gives us the scoop on breaking research into a toxic chemical from tires...
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Assessment of Great Redwood Trail Viability Published!

Assessment of Great Redwood Trail Viability Published!

Last month the State published their Assessment of the North Coast Railroad Authority and Viability of the Great Redwood Trail. This hundred-page legislative report was developed by a multi-agency task...
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In 2020, The Most Important Things Persist

In 2020, The Most Important Things Persist

So much has changed in the last year, yet the most important things persist. Our steady focus on fisheries recovery and protecting the Eel River remains, as does our substantial...
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FOER Comments on Initial Study Report; Study Plan Disagreements and Requests for Amendments

FOER Comments on Initial Study Report; Study Plan Disagreements and Requests for Amendments

Friends of the Eel River's comments to FERC on the Initial Study Report filed by the coalition of five entities known variously as the Two Basin Partners, the Notice of...
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FOER Virtual Auction Begins November 16th!

FOER Virtual Auction Begins November 16th!

Join us in celebrating 25 years of victories and preparing for the hard work still ahead by participating in our virtual auction November 16 – December 4. Our staff are...
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Action Alert: Submit Comments on Scoping Document 3

Action Alert: Submit Comments on Scoping Document 3

Hi Friends, Here’s another chance to make your voice heard and help us elevate critical issues related to Eel River dam removal. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) just issued...
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Summer steelhead workshop report offers a new path to protection

Summer steelhead workshop report offers a new path to protection

By Scott Greacen, FOER Conservation Director Over the last few years, Friends of the Eel River has been calling particular attention to summer steelhead in the Eel River. These extraordinary...
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EcoNews Report on summer steelhead and spring chinook salmon

EcoNews Report on summer steelhead and spring chinook salmon

Recent scientific discoveries have validated the ancient knowledge that summer-run steelhead and spring chinook salmon are truly distinct from their winter- and fall-run cousins. The Karuk Tribe has filed a...
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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.

January 17, 2020

We had two more chinook salmon ascend the fish ladder last week, bringing the season total to 64 (Female 16, Male 20, Jack 22, Unk 6).

We also saw another 14 steelhead; the steelhead count stands at 32 (Female 18, Male 12, Subadult 2, Unk, 0).

Andrew Anderson

PG&E | Aquatic Biologist

 

Learn more about fish counts on the Eel River here.