CalTrout’s work to protect and restore the Eel River is multi-faceted, complex and — as evidenced by the recent article in the Press Democrat — more crucial than ever.
In the Eel River Forum, CalTrout’s North Coast Regional Manager, Darren Mierau, is integral in leading the diverse group of stockholders who are working together to identify and implement priority project to restore the state’s third largest river system.
One of those projects is the Eel River Delta Restoration – Estuary Preserve. CalTrout is working with The Wildlands Conservancy to restore salmon rearing habitat, riparian function, water quality, and fish passage, while creating a mosaic of pasturelands and natural landscapes to ensure that the Preserve once again functions as an important nursery and habitat for native fish, wildlife, and waterfowl species.
Tomorrow CalTrout is co-hosting an event, along with the Fish Passage Forum and the Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership, to celebrate the Eel River’s designation as a “Waters To Watch”, as well as to bring stakeholders and partners together, review projects, progress, and outcomes of Eel River Delta Restoration.