Keystone Initiative: Eel River Recovery

Headwaters-to-Sea Approach to Bringing Back Stronghold

At over 3,600 sq. miles, the Eel River watershed is the third largest watershed entirely in California. While the majority of the watershed is privately owned and managed for timber production, and cattle and dairy ranching, the area also includes several state parks, wilderness areas, and national forests.

Historically, the Eel River was a major salmon and steelhead producer with runs estimated to exceed a million adults (~800,000 chinook, ~100,000 coho, ~150,000 steelhead) in good years.

Click here to watch our short film, Return to Abundance, about our plan to restore the Eel River.

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