Action Alert: Eel River Valley Groundwater Sustainability Plan

Humboldt County submitted an analysis of conditions in the lower Eel River groundwater basin claiming the basin has operated within sustainable yield for the past 10 years, and that it is unnecessary to adopt a groundwater sustainability plan. Given what we have seen on the river, we do not agree. In August 2014, the lower … Read more

Take Action to Protect Eel River Flows

Potter Valley Project Diversion Tunnel

We need your help. Under orders from the State Water Board and federal fisheries managers, the Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) is rewriting the rules that govern stream flows in the Russian River watershed. (Click here to learn more about the Fish Flows Project DEIR) This is important to Friends of the Eel River because … Read more

Oppose Bad Hydropower Legislation – Say No to H.R. 8

H.R. 8, the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015, includes an alarming amendment that would allow hydropower operators to bypass environmental laws like the Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act, and could limit the powers of states, tribes, and natural resource agencies.

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