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Eel Recovery Project’s latest Video

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Eel Recovery Project’s latest Video

We just added a new video to our Links, Information and Videos page. The new video, which shows Fall Chinook Spawning on Ten Mile Creek, was filmed by the Eel Recovery Project. The Salmon Restoration Association funds ERRP surveys in Mendocino County. Chinook Spawning on Ten Mile...

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Report on the State of Eel River – Tue Nov 15th

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Report on the State of Eel River – Tue Nov 15th

The Eel River Recovery Project (ERRP) is hosting a meeting at the Willits Environmental Center on Tuesday evening, November 15 from 6-8 PM to report on the state of the Eel River based on five years of data collection and to have a community discussion on building a sustainable culture compatible with maintaining aquatic ecosystem function. ERRP Managing Director Pat Higgins will present and then lead discussions. ERRP has been working with citizens to support volunteer monitoring and data collection throughout the Eel River watershed since...

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Today is the day to look for salmon! Please report if you look.

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Today is the day to look for salmon! Please report if you look.

Hi Salmon Watchers, We counted 1000 Chinook salmon in the lower Eel River and those fish are now distributed throughout the Eel River system. Flows today are as low as they are going to get for a while (see NOAA chart below), so today is the day to check spawning riffles, holding pools and vantage points for viewing migration. If you want to be able to check river levels – see the cool NOAA River Forecast Center – http://www.cnrfc.noaa.gov/ Please Report If You Look. Today we could really use information from: Van Duzen – 1)...

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Eel River Recovery Project Tracks 2016-2017 Fall Chinook Run

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Eel River Recovery Project Tracks 2016-2017 Fall Chinook Run

The rain is triggering the start of the Eel River 2016-2017 fall Chinook salmon run and the Eel River Recovery Project (ERRP) is starting its fifth annual effort to monitor abundance throughout the watershed. Dozens of people participate as volunteers helping with dive counts in the lower Eel River, joining main river kayak expeditions to count salmon nests or redds, and providing observations and evidence about migration and spawning activity throughout the watershed. In the first two weeks of October, Chinook salmon have been swimming up...

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SRA Supports the Mendocino High School SONAR Program

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SRA Supports the Mendocino High School SONAR Program

As part of its educational mission, SRA is helping to support the Mendocino High School life science program which culminates in the SONAR program. SONAR (School of Natural Resources) prepares students to become environmentally aware citizens and trains these individuals for careers in environmental science. The program began there in 2001 and has now accumulated over 15 years of meaningful, scientific data which is collected in partnership with the Department of Fish and Wildlife (under the direction of Sean Gallagher) and Calif. Dept of...

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Don’t Miss the World’s Largest Salmon BBQ

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Don’t Miss the World’s Largest Salmon BBQ

This year’s Salmon BBQ is scheduled for Saturday July 2nd, 2016. This event is the main fundraiser for the Salmon Restoration Association. You won’t want to miss it!! For details about our this event, please check out our page to learn more: The World’s Largest Salmon BBQ. Buy Your Tickets...

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BBQ Funds Help local Salmon Recovery

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BBQ Funds Help local Salmon Recovery

Barriers that prevent migration of endangered coho salmon to their natal streams are one of the major contributors to declining populations. Within the Big River watershed a few barriers still remain in the form of culverts that were improperly designed or installed and a few dams. Both types of these barriers may block adult or juvenile salmon from upstream migration depending on the height of the structure and the velocity of the water. This past fall the Big River Program of Mendocino Land Trust funded the removal of two dams: one from the...

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Mendocino Land Trust receives $15,000 from SRA

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Mendocino Land Trust receives $15,000 from SRA

The Mendocino Land Trust received a check from the Salmon Restoration Association for $15,000 to start a salmon stream restoration project on the Noyo River in Mendocino County. Date:...

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From its headwaters to the sea, California’s Ten Mile River undergoes a restoration transformation

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From its headwaters to the sea, California’s Ten Mile River undergoes a restoration transformation

3rd generation rancher, Margaret Perry. Photo courtesy The Nature Conservancy. Fall 2014 Partners are coming together to do something no one in California has ever done before – restore an entire watershed from the headwaters to the sea to help recover endangered coho salmon. The Nature Conservancy, in close cooperation with NOAA Fisheries, Hawthorne Timber, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Trout Unlimited, is planning to restore stream and floodplain habitat from the mouth of Ten Mile River all the way to its headwaters. Up to...

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Salmon Return to Washington’s Elwha River for the First Time in 102 Years

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Salmon Return to Washington’s Elwha River for the First Time in 102 Years

The largest dam removal in the U.S. is already paying off in the return of salmon, bears, and other wildlife. For 102 years, native salmon bumped up against massive concrete hydroelectric dams on Washington state’s Elwha River, stubbornly persisting in their primitive urge to swim upstream and lay their eggs. Last week, that persistence paid off. Habitat managers spotted Chinook salmon and bull trout in the upper reaches of that river—above the former locations of demolished 108-foot and 210-foot dams that long blocked their path to the...

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