The last century has been hard on California‘s Eel River. Population growth, logging, mining, increasing demand for water, and now climate change. The Eel River ecosystem is compromised, and the salmon have suffered.
But the Eel is resilient, has shown signs of recovery, and has the ability to thrive once again. The Eel presents the best opportunity to restore historic fish abundance in California.
The non-profit river restoration organization, CalTrout, is leading the way with a headwaters-to-sea approach to restoring and preserving something truly wild in California.
Photo of Eel River by Anita Lynn from Pixabay.