Current Issues

North Coast County Supervisors Plotting Eel River Water Grab?

North Coast County Supervisors Plotting Eel River Water Grab?

This post has been updated to include a link to handwritten meeting notes. See below. $ECRET $CHEME$North Coast County Supervisors Plotting Russian River Water GrabEel River Salmon and Steelhead To Take
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Support for Great Redwood Trail Act, SB 1029

Support for Great Redwood Trail Act, SB 1029

 May 10th, 2018 California Senators and Assembly Members State Capitol Sacramento, CaliforniaRe: SB 1029 Great Redwood Trail Act — SupportDear California Legislators:As representatives of the California conservation and sustainable recreation communities, we offer
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US Supreme Court Denies Review to North Coast Railroad Agency

US Supreme Court Denies Review to North Coast Railroad Agency

Monday, April 30, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE(EUREKA) The Supreme Court of the United States today denied the petition of the North Coast Railroad Authority (NCRA) to review the California Supreme Court’s
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Support Dam Removal and Salmonid Recovery on the Eel River

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

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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New Earthquake Hazards App Shows Fault Line at Scott Dam Location

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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Humboldt, We Have A Problem

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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Action Alert: Demand Effective Regulation for Commercial Cannabis Cultivation

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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Core Programs

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.We 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.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.