As massive wildfires continue to wreak havoc in the American West, Indigenous people are reviving centuries-old cultural burning practices to protect their communities.
In a region latticed with pipelines and canals, the consequences of dry conditions in one basin are exported to neighboring watersheds.
The drought affecting the West has impacted more than water supply for farmers of many field crops in the Klamath Basin. This fallowed farm in Tulelake shows displaced soils caused by spring winds. Photo/Rob Wilson/University of California Intermountain Research and Extension Center By California Farm Bureau Growers in the Klamath …
The Klamath Basin has been plagued by drought and a lack of water for years. Last year, the region faced one of the worst droughts on record, and this year Gov. Kate Brown declared a drought emergency in Klamath County for the third year in a row.
In an arid region of Oregon, groundwater pumping imperils the “Everglades of the West”
Klamath Lake redband trout are unlike any other trout. They are climate change masters that have survived glaciers and thrived in conditions that other trout could not survive in. They are unique in the world of trout and one of the most fascinating species in Oregon. We talked to ODFW Assistant District Fish Biologist Bill Tinniswood, PhD student Jordan Ortega and his adviser Jonny Armstrong about these amazing fish and the research their doing to help us learn more about what makes them so good at adapting changing conditions.
On Tuesday, the State Water Resources Control Board voted unanimously to continue the emergency curtailments of water diversions from the rivers put in place last year and recommended new minimum instream flows for the Scott River and Shasta River watersheds.
A group of environmental organizations sued the National Marine Fisheries Service on Wednesday for giving the green light to activities that threaten endangered California salmon in the Shasta River.
Yesterday, U.S. lawmakers introduced new legislation to put sacred land back into the hands of the Karuk Tribe.
“I have a four-year-old daughter,” Williams-Claussen says. “She is going to grow up with condors in her sky for her entire life. She is not going to know what it is to miss condors. She will always live in relationship with condors, which is really what this project is all about — bringing Condor home, back into our communities, back into our conversations, back into our households, and into the minds and hearts of our children on behalf of the hearts of our elders.”
This fall, the Karuk Tribe and other agencies will host the first Indigenous women-in-fire training exchange meant to train firefighters in burning practices.
The exchange will focus on Indigenous women and prescribed burning — which is intentional fires set in the wild for a variety of cultural and ecological reasons — with cultural objectives in an attempt to make fire management systems more equitable.
With the number of ocean kings destined for the Klamath River trending upwards, Klamath/Trinity river anglers will have a few more fall Chinook salmon to harvest this fall. During last month's meeting, the California Fish and Game Commission adopted bag and possession limits for the Klamath Basin based on a quota of 2,119 fall-run adults. On the Klamath, the fall season begins Aug. 15 and closes Dec. 31. The fall season on the Trinity begins Sept. 1 and closes Dec. 31.