Changing Landscapes: The Eel River Estuary is a documentary film in the making from film maker Barbara Domanchuk featuring a variety of projects aimed at restoring the Eel River estuary and tidal marsh.
The Eel River Estuary is about seven miles long and consists of 8,700 acres of tidal flats and wetlands, making it the third largest coastal wetland in California. A century of tidal marsh reclamation resulted in 80-90% loss of functioning estuary, limiting this once productive habitat and flooding nearby properties. The variety of restoration projects highlighted in Changing Landscapes: The Eel River Estuary aim to reconnect tidal sloughs and restore the tidal marsh.
Friends of the Eel River are proud to serve as the fiscal sponsor for this project.