The last century has been hard on the Eel. 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. CalTrout is leading the way with a headwaters-to-sea approach to restoring and preserving something truly wild in California.
A film by:
Original music score:
Tracy Diaz, Paul Vais, Mark Burk
And all partners of the Eel River Fourm