Reconnect Klamath focuses on the shared values of Klamath Basin communities.
In order to thrive, we must reconnect our ecologies, cultures, and economies from the mouth of the Klamath River to its headwaters.
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One Basin, One Community
We support efforts by the Klamath’s diverse rural communities to collaborate and communicate on solutions to common problems. If we are to survive and thrive into the future, we have to do it together.
Clean Water is Good for Business
Whether you are a fisherman, farmer, outfitter, or business owner in a riverside community, good water quality is key to your livelihood. The Klamath River suffers from poor water quality that too often leads to regulatory burdens for farmers and ranchers and restricts river recreation. Reconnect Klamath promotes cooperative efforts led by Tribes, local governments, non-profits, and irrigation districts to improve water quality.
The Klamath River once hosted prolific runs of salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, and lamprey. The Upper Basin is home to c’wam and koptu, sucker species found only in the Klamath along with trophy-sized red band trout. We support community efforts to restore habitat that in turn will support in-river and ocean fisheries and a local recreational economy by keeping more water in Upper Klamath Lake and the river.
Wildlife that depend on the Klamath Wildlife Refuges also need water to survive. Reconnect Klamath promotes a basin-wide view to allocating limited water resources to support resident and migratory bird populations, native fish, and other wildlife.