Current Issues

Obscure joint powers authority makes play to buy the fish-killing Eel River dams

Obscure joint powers authority makes play to buy the fish-killing Eel River dams

Mendocino County water interests are moving forward with an attempt to buy the Eel River dams. If they succeed, they will only plant the seeds of a conflict that will
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Huffman’s NW California Wilderness Bill is Special!

Huffman’s NW California Wilderness Bill is Special!

"Many of us have been fighting for these [wilderness protections] since the whole concept of wilderness was created in the first place."Scott Greacen, Friends of the Eel RiverConservation Director discusses Congressman
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FOER Discusses Humboldt County Lawsuit on Jefferson Exchange

FOER Discusses Humboldt County Lawsuit on Jefferson Exchange

"When we're talking about the watershed impacts the impacts on fisheries and fish habitat and things that need our rivers and streams, the biggest overall by far is sediment production" Friends
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Defending, Restoring, and Enjoying the Eel River

Defending, Restoring, and Enjoying the Eel River

Keep those Great Redwood Trail Act calls to Brown’s office coming!As previously reported, Senator Mike McGuire’s Great Redwood Trail Act (SB 1029) will dissolve the NCRA and prioritize non-motorized trail
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Salmon People in an Era of Ecological Colonialism

Salmon People in an Era of Ecological Colonialism

“When we call ourselves salmon people, that’s very literal in our purpose to take care of salmon. So that means the river and the forest, and all of these other
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Action Alert: Ask Governor Jerry Brown to Support The Great Redwood Trail Act

Action Alert: Ask Governor Jerry Brown to Support The Great Redwood Trail Act

Tell Gov. Brown the North Coast Needs the Great Redwood TrailFor decades now, the North Coast Railroad Authority (NCRA) has failed both to restore rail service the North Coast evidently
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Inspiration and Hope Amidst Troubling Times

Inspiration and Hope Amidst Troubling Times

With such grim news coming from the national and international political and climate fronts these days, it can be difficult to appreciate the progress we are making. Here at Friends
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Local Government Transparency a Big Problem

Local Government Transparency a Big Problem

“The key piece of this whole scheme, is that you get out from under the requirement to provide fish passage over Scott dam”Tom Wheeler, Executive Director of the Environmental Protection
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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 were victorious at the California Supreme Court in 2017 and established that the North Coast Railroad Authority does need to comply with California Environmental law. 

Click here to learn about this disastrous railroad and our attempt to ensure thorough environmental review.

Friends of the Eel River encourage watershed residents to use water efficiently and advocate for beneficial land-use policies and effective regulations at the county-level.

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