Current Issues

Friends of the Eel River Demands Tougher Cannabis Regulations

Friends of the Eel River Demands Tougher Cannabis Regulations

Friends of the Eel River (FOER) has filed suit against the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors for failing to adequately protect our native fish and waters from the impacts of cannabis cultivation.
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FOER Comments to Humboldt County on Eel River Fisheries Restoration and Dam Removal

FOER Comments to Humboldt County on Eel River Fisheries Restoration and Dam Removal

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Humboldt County Board of Supervisors via electronic mailRE: Humboldt County’s Position on Eel River Fisheries Restoration and Eel River Dam Removal Dear Supervisors:Friends of the Eel River encourages
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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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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.