North Coast residents encouraged to report salmon run on the Eel River

Redwood Times Posted: 10/19/2011 01:33:09 PM PDT Friends of the Eel River has issued a call for local residents to watch for and report sightings of Chinook salmon migrating up the Eel River and its tributaries. The non-profit advocacy organization will use “fish-watcher” reports to build a more … Read more

Tribes Join Together to Restore Eel River

By Dan Bacher October 21, 2011 Nadananda Wiyot dancers during a ceremony to restore the Eel River on September 10 Native American Indian tribes from throughout Northern California are banding together with Friends of the Eel River to take “spiritual, scientific, and legal” action to save the waterway and the fish that swim in it. … Read more

Fishing the North Coast: A day to remember on the Eel

Kenny Priest/For the Times-Standard Posted: 10/20/2011 07:43:20 AM PDT Eight-year old Kelton Chase, left, of Eureka along with guide John Klar, landed this nice 10-pound salmon on a trip to the Trinity River last Sunday. According to Klar, Kelton hooked and landed the fish all by himself. (Photo courtesy of John Klar) I was itching to … Read more

Comments to DFW & NMFS re: Urgent Request for Release of Water to Eel River

SHUTE MIHALY & WEINBERGER LLP 396 HAYES STREET, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 T: 415 55 2-7272 F: 415 55 2-5816 www.smwl aw.com AMY J. BRICKER Attorney   October 26, 2011 Via U.S. Mail and Electronic Mail Chuck Bonham, Director California Department of Fish and Game 1416 Ninth Street, 12th Floor Sacramento, CA 95814 via email … Read more

North Coast residents urged to report salmon run on the Eel River

North Coast residents urged to report salmon run on Eel River by Dan Bacher Friday Oct 14th, 2011 8:25 AM The call to report fish sightings comes a time when the campaign by Indian Tribes, environmentalists and fishermen to restore salmon and steelhead populations on the Eel River is building momentum. Photo of Wiyot dancers … Read more

Friends of the Eel River looking for salmon run spotters

The Times-Standard Posted: 10/14/2011 01:59:33 AM PDT Friends of the Eel River is asking local residents to watch for and report sightings of Chinook salmon migrating up the Eel River and its tributaries, according to a press release sent out Thursday. The nonprofit advocacy organization will use “fish watcher” reports to build a more detailed … Read more

Donations accepted for Celebrating the 2010 Eel River Salmon project

We have a reason to celebrate.Last Autumn and Winter was notable in the number of salmon counted in the Eel River Watershed, as well many of our other northern California rivers. The quantity of chinook salmon counted in the Eel was equaled only by fish counts conducted in the 1940’s. With this in mind, I … Read more

Celebrating salmon: Eel River revival will be commemorated by watershed's youth

By Andrew I. Jones/Special for The Willits News Posted: 10/14/2011 11:16:21 AM PDT   Click photo to enlarge Hundreds of student-made screen-printed fish will be created and integrated… (The Willits News) Bridgeville artist Michael Guerriero is crisscrossing 1,500 miles of mountain roads on a one-man-mission to raise awareness of issues affecting the Eel River and help … Read more

Freezing Out Fish in Whine Country

Freezing Out Fish in Whine Country   By Lloyd G. Carter Do not expect the State Water Resources Control Board’s recently adopted frost prevention self-monitoring program to halt the Russian River fishery’s slow slide toward extinction. If anything, the new regulations may hasten extinction, given the wine growing industry’s practice of virtually drying up the … Read more