Comments to FERC re: Temporary Variance Request

Sunday, February 2, 2014 Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 888 First Street, N.E. Washington, DC 20426 Re: Potter Valley Project (FERC No. 77) Temporary Urgent Request for Flow Variance Due to Limited Water Availability Dear Secretary Bose: Under the present extreme and extraordinary circumstances, Friends of the Eel River concurs that FERC … Read more

Salt River Ecosystem Restoration Project – Phase One Completed!

In mid-October 2013 three coffer dams were removed from the Salt River creating a new 300-acre tidal marsh area. The Salt River channel will benefit as the new tidal marsh area maintains the river’s width and depth, enhancing habitat and migratory conditions for Coho Salmon, Chinook Salmon, Steelhead Trout, and Coastal Cutthroat Trout.   Humboldt … Read more

The Long Road to Marijuana Regulation

EcoNews October 2013 By Scott Greacen Under the latest so-called Cole memo, US Attorneys are directed to avoid marijuana prosecutions where there is a regulatory system in place that will keep pot away from kids, out of interstate commerce, and out of the hands of criminal organizations, among other specific measures. Of course, California does … Read more

Summer 2013 Member Letter

July 2013 Dear Friends, We face a bunch of challenges in restoring the Eel River and her fisheries. At Friends of the Eel River, we are working hard to take on some of the toughest problems facing our beloved river. We sure could use your help. We have appealed a disastrous court ruling that could … Read more

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