Category Archives: KRK Press Releases

Press Release: Karuk Tribe to Challenge Klamath River Flow Plan

P R E S S  R E L E A S E For Immediate Release:   June 24, 2016 For more information: Craig Tucker, Natural Resources Policy Advocate, Karuk Tribe, 707-839-1982 Karuk Tribe to Challenge Klamath River Flow Plan Tribe Files 60 Day Notice Under the Endangered Species Act Happy Camp, CA –  Citing a disease infection rate of 90% of sampled juvenile salmon in 2015, … read more >>

Klamath River Timber Sales Offered at Lowest Price in Recent History

Klamath National Forest to subsidize logging by charging approximately $2.00 per log truck load Yreka, Calif. – On Thursday, May 5, the Klamath National Forest is set to auction away critically important forests for pennies on the dollar. The agency will accept sealed bids on two Westside Project timber sales, Whites and Middle Creek, for the lowest price… read more >>

Dam Removal Agreement Milestone for Healthy Klamath River

April 6, 2016 For Immediate Release CONTACT: Konrad Fisher, 530-921-9660 Klamath, CA – Today, PacifiCorp, the states of California and Oregon, the Yurok and Karuk Tribes, and two federal agencies signed an agreement to remove four Klamath River dams in early 2020. The agreement requires approval of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission using existing… read more >>

New Agreement in Principle for Klamath River Dam Removal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 2, 2016 CONTACT: Konrad Fisher, 530-627-3311, Konrad@klamathriver.org New Agreement in Principle for Klamath River Dam Removal Representatives from California, Oregon and the federal Government announced an agreement-in-principle today with PacifiCorp detailing plans to remove four Klamath River dams. The dams… read more >>

PRESS RELEASE: Groups Push for Dam Removal Despite Congressional Inaction

CA Water Board Resumes Review of Klamath Dam License Sacramento, CA – With the prospect of solving the Klamath’s contentious water issues through a negotiated settlement agreement dimming, regulatory agencies are resuming the complicated task of reviewing PacifiCorp’s dam relicensing application. After decades of bitter fights between Tribes,… read more >>

New law protects CA rivers from gold mining

Today California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 637 to protect California’s water supplies, wildlife and cultural resources from the damaging effects of destructive hobby gold mining. The new law requires that all small-scale miners using motorized suction pumps obtain a Clean Water Act Permit from the State Water Resources Control Board… read more >>