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

Video from California Supreme Court Hearing

Video from our hearing at the California Supreme Court on May 4 challenging the North Coast Railroad Authority’s refusal to conduct thorough environmental review is now available. A decision is required within 90 days of the hearing, we anticipate a decision may be published in early July. Listen to our June 1 EcoNews Report on KHSU or … Read more

Pacific Lamprey Attemping Van Arsdale Fish Ladder

Pacific lamprey attempting fish ladder on Eel River

During a site visit to the Potter Valley Project Friends of the Eel River staff observed lamprey attempting and mostly failing to climb the fish ladder at the Van Arsdale fish counting station. Pacific Lamprey, the fish for which the Eel River was “mis-named” are anadromous just like salmon, meaning they migrate between freshwater and … Read more

PBS Newshour: Water for Weed

Spencer Michaels of PBS NewsHour discusses low flows in the Eel River and the relationship with cannabis and grape farmers. Scott Greacen is interviewed and asked about the impact of low flows on fish and wildlife, May 2015. Click here to learn about our work seeking effective regulation of California’s cannabis industry, including our lawsuit … Read more