For second-generation rancher Jess Thomas, the Klamath Basin is so much more than just his home. It is a central part of his identity. Watch this brief video to hear Jess explain why he chooses to live in this special place.

The Klamath Storytelling Project video series will be available on the Reconnect Klamath website as well as on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. For more information on how you can share your Klamath Basin story, send an email to