Changing Landscapes: The Eel River Estuary is a documentary film in the making that features a variety of massive restoration projects aimed at restoring the Eel River estuary and tidal marsh. With your support filmmaker Barbara Domanchuk will have the resources to finish editing this educational documentary and distribute it throughout the community. All the research and filming is complete; your support will fund animations and graphics, completion of narrator tracks, and audio mixing.
With your support, we can complete this beautiful and educational documentary!
The National Fish Habitat Partnership’s “Waters to Watch” list is assembled by the nation’s leading authorities on aquatic conservation featuring rivers, streams, and shores that will be cleaner and healthier habitats thanks to collaborative restoration efforts. In 2014, the Eel River Delta was listed on the “Waters to Watch” list because of the variety of tidal marsh restoration projects underway by partners including the Humboldt Resource Conservation District, The Wildlands Conservancy, CalTrout, the Coastal Conservancy, and the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Click here to learn more about the “Waters to Watch” designation.
The Eel River Estuary is about seven miles long and consists of 8,700 acres of tidal flats and wetlands, making it the third largest coastal wetland in California. A century of tidal marsh reclamation resulted in 80-90% loss of functioning estuary, limiting this once productive habitat and flooding nearby properties. The variety of restoration projects highlighted in Changing Landscapes: The Eel River Estuary aim to reconnect tidal sloughs and restore the tidal marsh.
Friends of the Eel River is a 501(c)3 nonprofit acting as fiscal sponsor for this project.