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Closing a Loophole for Water Bottling Companies in Siskiyou County

Right now, Siskiyou County law requires a permit for the extraction and export of groundwater, but water bottling companies are currently exempt.  In an effort to close this loophole, county residents are hard at work gathering signatures for a ballot initiative so voters can decide if water-bottlers should play by the same rules as other groundwater users.… 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 >>

Take Action for Klamath Salmon

Timber planners in the Klamath National Forest are set to auction off thousands of acres of burned forests above the Klamath River in the first of many Westside Fire Salvage timber sales starting March 17. Clearcutting forests on steep slopes will devastate salmon habitat, the controversy at the center of a lawsuit Klamath Riverkeeper, the Karuk Tribe and… read more >>

Klamath Dam Relicensing Hearings This Week

If you support Klamath River dam removal, we encourage you to attend one of three upcoming meetings to discuss a relicensing application by dam owner PacifiCorp. The meetings will be held today at 5 p.m. in Arcata at the D Street Community Center, and tomorrow in at 10 am Orleans at the Karuk Department of Natural Resources Community Room and at 5 p.m. in Yreka,… 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 >>