The numbers are in on salmonids for the 2022-2023 season in the South Fork Eel River! This river is a salmon and steelhead stronghold and represents one of the best opportunities to restore wild fish abundance. To inform our conservation work, CalTrout and our partners use sonar technology to more accurately estimate how many fish are in the system.
The Bull Creek watershed has incredible potential to support endangered salmonids – but the conditions in the creek are not yet quite right. Soon, completion of a restoration project on the Hamilton Reach of Bull Creek will change this giving existing South Fork Eel River watershed coho populations the chance to migrate through.
County water agencies and a tribal government announced a last-minute conceptual plan for how a trans-basin water diversion from the Eel River to the Russian River watershed might be continued after the Pacific Gas & Electric Company removes two century-old dams on the upper Eel River.
A coalition of five commercial fishing and conservation groups, including California Trout, have filed suit in federal court charging that Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Potter Valley Hydroelectric Project on the Eel River is illegally harming salmon and steelhead listed under the federal Endangered Species Act.