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

Promising Salmon Run Needs Sufficient Water to Thrive

For Immediate Release: December 1, 2011 Contact: Severn Williams, 510-336-9566, sev@publicgoodpr.com   Request Made to Department of Fish and Game and National Marine Fisheries Service for Higher Flows on the Eel River Promising Salmon Run Needs Sufficient Water to Thrive   North Coast, Calif.  – With all signs pointing to a promising spawning year for imperiled salmonids on the … Read more

Evidence of ancient lake in California's Eel River emerges

University of Oregon and Caltech researchers say the event may explain genetic changes in steelhead trout IMAGE:This is how the ancient lake likely appeared after being formed by a landslide, based on LiDAR technology.Click here for more information. EUGENE, Ore. — (Nov. 14, 2011) — A catastrophic landslide 22,500 years ago dammed the upper reaches … Read more

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