Eel River- Return To Abundance Plan – Part III:

The Eel River has the capacity to heal after years of abuse and to once again flourish. The wild fish are there, and ready to thrive. CalTrout is leading the way with a headwaters-to-sea approach to restoring the Eel River watershed.

In Part III of this four-part series, we look at removing barriers along the river. Hundreds of miles of tributaries are impassable– key salmon spawning grounds cut off by a myriad of barriers, such as defunct railroad lines and dams. These barriers need to come down. CalTrout has identified barriers for removal. One is down, one is in the process with over a dozen to go.

Once the barriers are removed, salmon and steelhead will have access to hundreds of miles of natal spawning habitat.

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