Wrapping up 2012 and Looking to 2013

December 20, 2012 Dear Friends of the Eel River, I want to share a couple of pieces of good news with you as we take stock of 2012 and look ahead. For Friends of the Eel River, recovery of our wild salmon and steelhead is the heart of our watershed’s rich promise. This fall’s chinook … Read more

Legal Victory for the Eel River

Dear Friends of the Eel River, I write to report an important legal victory for the Eel River. Friends of the Eel River, and Californians for Alternatives to Toxics (CATs), have won a key battle in their long struggle with the North Coast Railroad Authority (NCRA) over plans to rebuild the failed rail line through … Read more

Spring 2012 Member Letter

Dear friend of the Eel River, I write to share exciting news about the Eel River and Friends of the Eel River’s plans for 2012 and beyond. I have updates on the 2012 salmon runs on the Eel, our ongoing battle with the North Coast Rail Authority, work we’re doing to reclaim Eel River water … 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

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

Date Set to Breach Condit Dam Demolition to begin in October, PacifiCorp announces

This is very encouraging news since it shows what perseverence can accomplish. For our National Wild and Scenic Eel River, Nadananda Executive Director, Friends of the Eel River By Kathie Durbin Columbian Staff Reporter Tuesday, June 14, 2011 PacifiCorp will begin demolishing 98-year-old Condit Dam on the White Salmon River in late October, removing a barrier to … Read more

February 2011 Membership Letter

Dear Friends, We appreciate your response to our December letter. Knowing you are still with us is very encouraging. The year 2010 turned out to be a record-breaking year on the Eel River for Chinook. It was amazing to see how different river management and greater flows brought 6,000 to 10,000 Chinook back to the Eel … Read more

Feather Dancers of the Round Valley Tribes

Thank you all for such a powerful year! In July of 2010 the Feather Dancers of the Round Valley Tribes joined Friends of the Eel River at a magnificent swimming hole in the Hearst area, a few miles downstream of the PG&E Potter Valley diversion (PVP). Prayers and dances began just before dusk and continued … Read more

Dear Friends: December 2009

December 2009 Dear Friends, This letter is to all the members and residents of the Eel River watershed. After 15 years in Garberville, Friends of the Eel River has decided to move our office to Marin County and to rearrange our staffing. FOER continues to vigorously press ahead to restore the Eel River’s fish and … Read more