One fishing guide who makes a living showing anglers the secrets of fishing on the Klamath River shares his perspective on why dam removal is the right long-term solution for the basin.
Tribes, Conservation Organizations and Commercial Fishing Groups Signal Support for Agreement to Complete Klamath Dam Removal
California Governor Gavin Newsom, Oregon Governor Kate Brown, and representatives of dam owner PacifiCorp, the Karuk and Yurok Tribes, and the Klamath River Renewal Corporation announced a Memorandum of Agreement that clears the way for the final steps of Klamath dam removal.
The Klamath River’s therapeutic qualities are severely compromised each summer by massive blooms of toxic blue-green algae.
The Yurok Tribe has invested in riparian restoration projects that provide quality local jobs and restore health to creeks and streams in the Lower Klamath Basin.
Currently, at least three large wildfire complexes are burning through the Klamath Basin.
The Karuk Tribe and state water quality officials are posting the Klamath Reservoirs with recreational health advisories to avoid contact with the water due to blooms of the toxic algae.
Klamath Basin Tribes have used prescribed burns to manage the landscape for millennia.
It wasn’t so long ago when the earliest Euro-American explorers to reach the Klamath River Basin noted the bountiful salmon runs that the Klamath River supported.
Efforts are underway to heal Klamath Basin communities and find cooperative paths forward.
Reconnect Klamath embodies the idea that the diverse individuals who make up our local communities have more in common than not, and that the broad interests of the Klamath Basin are all connected.