Current Issues

Friends of the Eel River Force FERC to Comply with the Endangered Species Act

Friends of the Eel River Force FERC to Comply with the Endangered Species Act

 There's a proposal to remove the fish-blocking Scott Dam on the Eel River but looming problems still remain. Cape Horn Dam, just downstream of Scott Dam, technically allows for fish passage...
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Victory for the Eel River salmon and the Endangered Species Act!

Victory for the Eel River salmon and the Endangered Species Act!

Friends of the Eel River claims a win for Eel River salmon and steelhead and the Endangered Species Act Eureka – Friends of the Eel River (FOER) has claimed an...
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FOER Challenges FERC for Violation of the Endangered Species Act

FOER Challenges FERC for Violation of the Endangered Species Act

On Feb 26, 2021 Friends of the Eel River filed documents with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) challenging a Commission order of Jan 28, 2021 for violations of the Endangered...
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Action Alert: Support the Northwest California Wilderness, Recreation, and Working Forests Act

Action Alert: Support the Northwest California Wilderness, Recreation, and Working Forests Act

Support the Northwest California Wilderness, Recreation, and Working Forests Act   The Northwest California Wilderness, Recreation, and Working Forests Act, introduced by Congressman Jared Huffman and Vice President Kamala Harris back in...
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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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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.

March 28, 2021

This past week no Chinook salmon ascended the ladder; the season total stands at 65.

This past week a total of 11 steelhead ascended the fish ladder at VAFS; the season total count stands at 190 (81 Female, 72 Male, 29 Unknown, and 8 Subadult).

Andrew Anderson

PG&E | Aquatic Biologist

 

Learn more about fish counts on the Eel River here.