FOER Comments on Notice of Preparation for Ocean Ranch Restoration Project

July 12, 2018 Gordon Leppig, Senior Environmental Scientist California Department of Fish and Wildlife 619 2nd Street Eureka, CA 95501 RE: Notice of preparation of a DEIR for Ocean Ranch Restoration Project Dear California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Friends of the Eel River writes in support of the Ocean Ranch Restoration Project as outlined in the Notice … Read more

Defending, Restoring, and Enjoying the Eel River

Eel River Estuary

Keep those Great Redwood Trail Act calls to Brown’s office coming! As previously reported, Senator Mike McGuire’s Great Redwood Trail Act (SB 1029) will dissolve the NCRA and prioritize non-motorized trail development along the old rail right of way with the creation of the Great Redwood Trail Authority. (More details here). SB 1029 sailed through … Read more

New Virus Infected the Brains of Last Year’s Eel River Salmon Run

Researchers have identified a novel virus found in the brains of Eel River salmon from last year’s strenuous run, but the find is not generating any concerns for fish health this year. U.C. Davis Associate Professor of medicine and epidemiology Esteban Soto Martinez said there is much they don’t know about the virus, but said … Read more

$34 M Salt River Restoration Stalls

Three decades in the making, the $34 million Salt River Restoration Project has now stalled, and if the project is not back up and running by October, it could risk losing its funding. According to Michael Bowen, project manager of the California Coastal Conservancy, the stalled project could impact local restoration and construction economies. “There … Read more