Current Issues

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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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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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.