A New Hope for an Ancestral River

  “Many people know that the river’s name is the Eel River right now, but the original name is Wiyot, that’s what we originated our name from and that is our ancestral river.” Ted Hernandez, Tribal Chair and Cultural Director for the Wiyot Tribe. Friends of the Eel River’s Conservation Director Scott Greacen hosts a discussion … Read more

Changing Landscapes: The Eel River Estuary

Doreen Hansen discusses the Salt River Restoration Project

Changing Landscapes: The Eel River Estuary is a documentary film in the making from film maker Barbara Domanchuk featuring a variety of projects aimed at restoring the Eel River estuary and tidal marsh. The Eel River Estuary is about seven miles long and consists of 8,700 acres of tidal flats and wetlands, making it the … Read more

Out of the Smoke, A Restorative Vision for the Upper Eel River

Restorative Vision for the Upper Eel River

FOER staff and Board spent a weekend in the Upper Eel river watershed in late November. Amidst the lingering smoke of the tragic Camp Fire that destroyed the town of Paradise, we took stock of the impacts of the Mendocino Complex Fire, the largest in California’s history, that burned through the upper Eel only a … Read more

Defending a Future for the Eel River

Defending the Eel River

Thank you for being a champion for the Eel River watershed. The staff and board of Friends of the Eel River are truly grateful for being able to count on you as a partner in our efforts to protect and recover our beautiful watershed. As we near the end of this politically and climatically turbulent … Read more

FOER Discusses Great Redwood Trail on Edgewise Radio

Support the Great Redwood Trail

   Edgewise Radio host Alicia Littletree Bales is joined by Stephanie Tidwell, Friends of the Eel River Executive Director for a discussion about The Great Redwood Trail Act (SB 1029). This proposed legislation could turn the zombie Northwest Pacific Rail into a vibrant hiking and biking trail along the Eel River corridor. Learn more … Read more

FOER Comments to Humboldt County on Eel River Fisheries Restoration and Dam Removal

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Humboldt County Board of Supervisors via electronic mail RE: Humboldt County’s Position on Eel River Fisheries Restoration and Eel River Dam Removal   Dear Supervisors: Friends of the Eel River encourages Humboldt County’s Board of Supervisors to adopt a strong and clear statement of the County’s interests in the protection and … Read more

North Coast County Supervisors Plotting Eel River Water Grab?

This post has been updated to include a link to handwritten meeting notes. See below. $ECRET $CHEME$ North Coast County Supervisors Plotting Russian River Water Grab Eel River Salmon and Steelhead To Take the Hit Friends of the Eel River has obtained notes using the Public Records Act that show Humboldt County Supervisor Estelle Fennell … Read more

Tribes, Conservationists Demand Tougher Cannabis Regulations

PRESS RELEASE Karuk Tribe • Yurok Tribe TRIBES, CONSERVATIONISTS DEMAND TOUGHER CANNABIS REGULATIONS Excessive Number of Cannabis Operations Threatens Humboldt’s Fish, Wildlife, and Water Quality Eureka, Calif. – Representatives from the Karuk Tribe, Yurok Tribe, and Friends of the Eel River will attend the next Humboldt County Supervisors’ meeting to demand stronger cannabis regulations to protect Humboldt’s … Read more