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

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in News

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...

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

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in News

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...

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Annual Eel River Recovery Project

Posted by on May 5, 2014 in Featured, News, Project

Annual Eel River Recovery Project

The 14,900 to 25,000 fall Chinook estimated by the Eel River Recovery Project (ERRP) in the 2013-2014 season is down somewhat from the previous year’s estimate of 20,000 to 50,000 fish. These recent returns are comparable to those of 1955 to 1958 when the last previous basin wide surveys were conducted. The percentage of jack salmon, which are smaller male salmon that feed for only one year in the ocean, was low in 2013-2014 compared to some recent years. This indicates...

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Eel River Recovery Project releases 2013-2014 report

Posted by on May 4, 2014 in News, Project

Eel River Recovery Project releases 2013-2014 report

The Eel River Recovery Project is releasing the final 2013-2014 Fall Chinook Salmon Monitoring Report that estimates 14,900 to 25,000 Chinook salmon spawned throughout the watershed last fall and winter. The estimate is based on lower Eel River dive counts and organized observations of migration and spawning throughout the watershed that employ photo and video documentation. Dozens of volunteer divers once again turned out for ERRP lower Eel River surveys on October 12 and...

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