Reduced Flows Approved for Eel and Russian Rivers

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, owners of the Pottery Valley Project have requested and been granted permission from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to reduce flows to the main stem Eel River at Cape Horn Dam, from Lake Pillsbury at Scott Dam, and into the East Branch of the Russian River. This is a … Read more

Marijuana Crops in California Threaten Forests and Wildlife

…The environmental damage may not be as extensive as that caused by the 19th-century diking of the Humboldt estuary here, or 20th-century clear-cut logging, but the romantic outlaw drug has become a destructive juggernaut, experts agree. Read the full article published in the New York Times By: Felicity Barringer Published: Thursday, June 20 2013  

Environmental Groups File Appeals in Railroad Case

Media Release                                                                                 Tuesday, July 8, 2013 Friends of the Eel River: Scott Greacen (707) 502-4555, scott@eelriver.org Californians for Alternatives to Toxics: Patty Clary, (707) 834-4833, patty@alt2tox.org   Environmental Groups File Appeals in Railroad Case Challenge Ruling Preempting Environmental Review Promised and Paid For  San  Francisco – Friends of the Eel River (FOER) and Californians for … 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

Friends of Eel River prepares for river’s future; founder Nadananda honored at symposium (Part 1 of 2)

Redwood Times Posted:   04/24/2012 11:07:02 AM PDT Part 1 of 2 Virginia Graziani Redwood Times Environmentalists, activists, and friends of the Eel River filled River Lodge in Fortuna on Saturday, April 14 to hear presentations about dam removal, water law, and the meaning of “ecohydroatmogeomorphic” at an all-day symposium hosted by Friends of the … Read more