CalTrout recently explored the Eel River Watershed with some of our partners, members, and Humboldt locals. We toured project sites on Strongs Creek, Rohner Creek, and Howe Creek (all tributaries to the Eel River) where we are implementing fish passage, flood control, and stream restoration projects.
We were inspired to see the City of Fortuna’s work to restoring fish passage, providing quality habitat, and reducing flooding in the middle of Fortuna. From the private landowner perspective, we are glad that excellent stewards of the land like Steve Hackett are out there providing cold clean water for spawning and rearing in the lower Eel River while managing his land for sustainable grazing and timber operations. There are many challenges to getting these types of projects on the ground, but the rewards are worth it.
Many thanks to Eric Stockwell of Loleta Eric’s Guide Service for being our tour guide and thank you to the funders, local expertise, and partnerships for your dedication in providing the best possible conditions for our native and wild salmon, steelhead, and trout.
We hope you will join us for more upcoming events and at the next Watershed Tour of the Eel River Estuary this summer. Tour date to be announced.
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More pictures of the Eel River Watershed Tour:
Photos by Mary Burke and Eric Stockwell.