Sciences and Spirit can Save Rivers and Fish, Speakers Declare at FOER Symposium

Sustaining our ecosystem is like paddling a canoe, Strange, a former river guide, pointed out. “You have to know what happened upstream and where the rapids are, and you have to paddle together, stay balanced, and respect the river.” “Nothing is more scary and sensitive to landowners than questions about their water use,” said Stolzman. … Read more

Drought Resources

Learn more about our current drought, its historic and scientific context, the impact on our environment, and how state and federal policymakers are handling the situation. Drought History Graphic reprinted from the North Coast Journal California Drought: 17 Communities Could Run Out of Water Within 60 to 120 Days, State Says Paul Rogers, San Jose … Read more

Saving These Rare Orcas? Protect Their Favorite Haunts

New research shows that this whale [“southern resident” orcas] population — divvied up into three lively pods — loves to travel, especially in the winter. Last year scientists found that, over the course of just a few months, they cruised from Cape Flattery, at the far northwestern tip of Washington, down along the Oregon Coast … Read more

Water's for Fighting

How California and the feds sold off more water than north state rivers usually hold. Today, powerful water brokers have made contracts that promise far more water than nature can deliver – particularly in the face of growing populations and climate change. Article by: Grant Scott-Goforth Picture by: Bob Doran Published: September 19, 2013 Read … Read more

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

Summer Water Woes Require Responsible Use

Summer is coming. Coho salmon that spawn in the South Fork of the Eel River—a population that may still number only several thousand fish in a good year—are the critical anchor, state and federal experts say, for the survival and recovery of the species in streams south of the Oregon border. No other watershed in … Read more