Eel River Recovery Project Documents

Fall Chinook Monitoring

Read Eel River fall Chinook salmon assessment reports and summaries that compile dive data and observations by volunteers and scientists throughout the watershed. We track this species because of community concern over potential extinction, but we are finding signs of resilience and runs ranging from 10,000 to 50,000 fish annually.

2016-2017

Report
Upper South Fork Photo Recon
Poster

2015-2016

Report
Poster summarizing 2015-2016

2014-2015

Report
Upper South Fork Photo Recon
Poster

2013-2014

Report
Photo Recon
Poster

2012-2013

2012 Report

2011-2012

2011 Report

Signs of Resilience - Documentary

This 54 minute video tells the story of the samon run from 2012 - 2017. Watch it on Vimeo.

 

Temperature and Flows

At community scoping meetings the public expressed concern about the Eel River and its tributaries drying up. We monitor temperature because it can be used to detect flow changes. While in the field placing temperature probes, we make note of dry stream reaches.

 

Cyanobacteria

Residents of the Eel River watershed are concerned about the occurrence of toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria). We monitored cyanotoxins from 2013-2018 and were able to discern patterns of occurrence and geographic and temporal variability based on the water year.

Eel River Cooperative Cyanotoxin Analysis Summary 2013-2017.  By: Eli Asarian and Patrick Higgins. August 2018.

Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxins in the Eel River, 2013 – 2014. Keith Bouma-Gregson, University of California, Berkeley Patrick Higgins, Eel River Recovery Project March 19, 2015

Toxic Algae Fact Sheet

 

Pikeminnow

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Education

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Round Valley Elementary School

Town Creek Education and Restoration Project. Final Report to Mendocino County Fish and Game Commission 2017

Town Creek: Path to Recovery by Patrick Higgins Funded by: Mendocino County Fish and Game Commission December 31, 2018

Town Creek Restoration and Education - Power Point presentation. May, 2018

Poster: Town Creek Education and Restoration Project

Round Valley Elementary School Salmon and Steelhead Education Project Final Report to Mendocino County Fish and Game Commission 2016

Van Duzen River Schools - Kids in the Woods Program

More Kids in the Woods Phase II - Young Scientists: The Next Generation Van Duzen Watershed Habitat Reports. December, 2016

MORE KIDS IN THE WOODS 2016: THE NEXT GENERATION OF YOUNG SCIENTISTS By Sal Steinberg. In Forest& River News

More Kids in the Woods Final Report: Friends of the Van Duzen. January 2015

Poster:  More Kids in the Woods 2014