Freshwater Mussels: The Klamath Basin’s Shelled Little Heroes

A healthy river is crucial for one of the smallest members of the Klamath.

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Copco Dams: Built Under Protest

Klamath Basin communities have a deep history of pushing back against the construction of hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River.

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The Mysterious Denizens of the Deep – Green Sturgeon

A profile on one of the oldest—and largest—members of the Klamath River.

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Klamath History: Salmon Always Find a Way

Klamath communities and dam builders at odds over salmon as early as 1889.

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Nature in the Basin: Condors Are Coming Back to Klamath

A new plan to replenish condor populations is being put into action.

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A New Year: Looking Ahead to 2021

Exciting things are on the horizon for the Klamath Basin.

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Sportfishing: Birth of a Klamath Tradition

The decades between the discovery of gold in California and the installation of hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River were shaped by a massive influx of settlers to the northern end of the new state. Initially driven by the promise of easy riches and accessible resources, many of California’s new residents quickly sought ways to […]

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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.

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It’s Time to Detox the Klamath!

Rivers are often viewed as places of respite, reflection, and relaxation. The gentle music of moving water is a welcome change to the cacophony of modern everyday life. Unfortunately, the Klamath River’s therapeutic qualities are severely compromised each summer by massive blooms of toxic blue-green algae.

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Fires Ravage Klamath Basin

Currently, at least three large wildfire complexes are burning through the Klamath Basin. The Two Four Two Fire has burned 15,000 acres on the northside of Upper Klamath Lake near Chiloquin, the Slater/Devil Complex has burned 150,000 acres including 150 homes in Happy Camp in the middle Klamath, and the Red Salmon Complex has burned over 100,000 acres between the Hoopa Reservation and the Salmon River.

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Avoid The Toxic Sludge This Holiday Weekend

In what has become an annual ritual, 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 Microcystis aeruginosa.

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1840s Klamath: Home of the Salmon

Imagine an Upper Klamath River Basin and Upper Klamath Lake abundant with salmon populations. It wasn’t so long ago when several of the earliest Euro-American explorers to reach the Klamath River Basin noted the bountiful salmon runs that the Klamath River supported.

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Reconnect Klamath: One Basin, One Community

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—we either succeed together or suffer cultural and economic losses apart.

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