The Kilarc Foundation

An Independent Non-profit Organization
for Restoration and Support of Migrating Fish

President’s message

Welcome. This website will inform interested parties about the evolving structure and intent of the Kilarc Foundation. The Foundation has a single purpose which is to help anadromous and catadromous fish. The Foundation was founded in 2011 and, at present, is most active in the eastern US, where it is working on catadromous eels. It has been and is currently (2013) funded by Davis Hydro, Avery Hydro, and other private institutions. We hope in the future to be funded primarily by small hydro and grants for restoration of, and enhancement and research on, migrating fish.

The Foundation also plans to obtain core funding from, and be an extension of, the Kilarc Project in California – thus its name. Currently it is working with ranchers to find ways to use their facilities to increase habitat and genetic diversity.

The Foundation funds conservation, habitat enhancement, and research projects directly related to anadromous and catadromous fish. We intend to focus on species impacted by small hydro, where we can make a difference. We intend to work with community members, interested parties, and State and Federal Agencies.

We welcome ideas on how to make this organization work most effectively.

Thank you for your interest. Should you have any questions, please contact me directly at

Richard Ely,