Our mission is to restore and protect the uniquely diverse ecosystem and promote the sustainable management of natural resources in the entire Klamath River watershed.

We believe this will be accomplished with actions and legislation that integrate sound and proven techniques based on tribal knowledge, local experience and the best of Western Science.

Dams and Salmon Extinction
Klamath Inter-tribal Fish & Water Commission

Klamath Restoration Council
Box 214 Somes Bar, CA 95568 • 530 627 3054

Klamath Restoration Calendar

Note: the Karuk Tribe assumed financial sporshorship of the KRC and PelicanNetwork moved on – so this information is out of date.

Friday, July 8
KRC General Meeting 10 a.m.
Karuk Community Center, Orleans, CA
successful – notes & video available next week

July 18-23
Salmon River Cooperative Spring Chinook and Summer Steelhead Dives

September 16, 17 & 18
River Trip & Film Festivaluly20

Klamath Basin Conservation Reports
and studies by member organizations

Salmon Gallery
Vintage and Current Photos of Klamath Bioregion

Photos by Humboldt Historical Society and Yurok Tribe

Bring Home The Salmon
Klamath River Dam Removal Campaign

Our Klamath Watershed Map

Participate in the Restoration Vision

Photos from our formation meeting June 18, 2004

What happens to the Klamath?
The Klamath is the only major river in America that improves in water quality the closer it gets to the ocean.

All photos by Jack Ellwanger unless otherwise credited

Click above right photo for larger version

Where do the waters of the Klamath go instead of the becoming part of the river? And, when it is the Klamath River, what happens to it before it flows into the lower basin in such a degraded state?




Analyzing the
effects of present policy, and presenting conservation cases for change


Economic Benefits of a Restored Fishery and Watershed – a Study Outline for KRC
Center for Environmental Economic Development  

Economic Analysis of a Restored Lower Klamath Fishery
Aaron Douglas, US Geological Society

Coping with Competition for Water: Irrigation, Economic Growth, and the Ecosystem in the Upper Klamath Basin

The Struggle to Save Salmon in the Klamath Basin
Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (PCFFA)

Ratepayer Rip-OffThe Power Subsidy Issue in the Upper Basin
Oregon Natural Resources Council

Refuges In PerilFish, Wildlife and the Klamath Water Crisis

Klamath Restoration Benefits Plan

Dare to dream. What if there was a restored native fishery and watershed?
You can help shape the dream and make it happen. If we fix it, they will come.
We want you.

KRC will conduct a long-range planning process for the Klamath region restoration plan. An outline for the process has been developed by Center for Environmental Economic Development Report: Klamath Restoration Benefits.

 Fill out this form, submit it and become part of the restoration dream team.
I want to participate in the Economic Benefits Planning Process

Our organization may contribute. Send more information.

I am interested in these aspects of a restored native fishery and Klamath watershed:

Local economieshow places in the Klamath Basin will benefit
Commercial fishingwho will benefit from a healthy fishery
Sportfishingvalue to local communities with restored recreational activities associated with sportfishing
Wildlife Refuge Restoration
Natural and Cultural Heritage celebrating earlier cultures and our natural setting
I want to work on the Natural and Heritage Guide

Social capitalhow communities will improve
Human capital how improved skills will help communities – Tribal employment, skills, training, fishing and rafting guides and other jobs and multiplier effects in the region
Constructed Capitalhuman created improvements, restoration projects, services, facilities


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KRC Participating Organizations
Karuk Tribe
Pelican Network
Water Watch
Northcoast Environmental Center
Salmon River Restoration Council
Pacific Coast Federation of
Fishermen’s Associations (PCFFA)
Oregon Natural Resources Council
South Fork Trinity Land Conservancy
Redwoods and Rivers Rafting
Mattole Restoration Council
Friends of the Eel River
California Save Our Streams Council
Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN)
Klamath Basin Coalition
Yurok Tribe
Radio KIDE-FM – Native People’s Media
Trees Foundation
Friends of the River
Piercy Watershed Association
Mid Klamath Watershed Council
Klamath Siskiyou Wildlands Center
Klamath Forest Alliance
California Trout
Chaltasom Cultural Restoration
Klamath Basin Tribal Water Quality
Work Group

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Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (PCFFA) 

Klamath Basin Coalition

Photo Essay J.C.Boyle Dam by Steve and Katherine Pedery

Click the map for larger version

Two Wilderness Society Reports

Klamath Basin:  A Western Everglades

Suppressed Government Report Shows Klamath Irrigation is a Bad Investment

Local conservationists in the Mid Klamath conduct a prescribed burn to restore oak woodland. This is the beginning of a project that may become a community forest.

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Zeke Grader, founder of Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations, with three daughters of Jeff Mitchell, former Chair, Klamath Tribes.


White Paper on Behalf of the Karuk Tribe of California
By Dr. John Salter, Consulting Anthropologist

The Effect of the Klamath Hydroelectric Project on Traditional Resource Uses and Cultural Patterns of the Karuk People within the Klamath River Corridor

First Salmon – Cultural Riverscape by Thomas King

Altered Diet – Effects of less salmon by Kari Norgaard

Environmental Management: American Indian Knowledge & the Problem of Sustainability
By Leaf Hillman and Dr. John Salter

Photo by Karuk Tribe Department of Natural Resources

Karuk Tribe is removing thousands of miles of logging roads and restoring watersheds with holistic methodology that rehabilitates spawning habitats. In light of the alarming reduction of native fish populations in the Klamath system, the Karuk restoration work is critical to the preservation of native salmonids.

Karuk Cultural Ecosystem Watershed Restoration

Send me the CD with the two videos
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News of the events and aftereffects of the Klamath Fish Kill

Federal whistleblower quits, alleges politicization of science – Michael Kelly statement • Associated Press

Did Bush underwrite the fish kill to elect a Senator?Wall Street Journal

Report supports critics of water diversion
NY Times

Salmon kill blamed on water sent to farmersSJ Mercury

Tapping the TrinityOregonian

Palo Alto pulls out of power users suit – Port of Oakland pulls out, too

Yuroks and the RiverSF Chronicle story

More than 60,000 salmon died in the Lower Klamath in September, 2002 because of poor water conditions.

Ron Reed, (left) Karuk Tribe Cultural Biologist, and traditional fisher, keeps the ancestral dipnet practice alive – but it is mostly ceremonial as the native fish populations have drastically plummeted

1955 photo (below) shows intense fishing activity at the mouth of the Klamath.

Information sources on the web

Tide•Pool – News for the Rain Forest Coast
Salmon: Spirit of the Land and Sea
Wild Salmon News
For the Sake of the Salmon
Salmon Home (Riverdale School)
Save Salmon and Steelhead • Idaho Rivers United
State of the Salmon – Ecotrust
Tribe Fights Dams to Get Diet Back Karuks Trying to Regain Salmon Fisheries and Their Health:
Washington Post Story
9th Court Restores Trinity Flow

Salmon River Restoration Council

Local’s Website – The River Voice

KRC formation meeting  Photo by Margie Whitnah

Check out our
Salmon Gallery
Photos of Klamath Bioregion


Links and contacts

Glen H. Spain
Northwest Regional Director
Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (PCFFA)
PO Box 11170, Eugene, OR 97440-3370
(541)689-2000 Fax: (541)689-2500
Zeke Grader
(415) 561 5080

Northcoast Environmental Center
707 822 6918

Steve Pedery • WaterWatch
213 SW Ash, Suite 208
Portland, OR 97204 Tel: 503-295-4039
Fax: 503-295-2791

Tom Stokely
Trinity County Natural Resources Senior Planner,
98A Clinic Ave., PO Box 156, Hayfork, CA 96041-0156
530 628 5949
Member, California Advisory
Committee on Salmon and Steelhead Trout

Jill Geist
Supervisor, County of Humboldt
(707) 476 2395

Emelia Berol
Humboldt Watershed Council

Yurok Tribal Fisheries
Dave Hillemaier

Jack Ellwanger
Box 214
Salmon River Outpost
Somes Bar, CA 95568
530 627 3054

Friends of Trinity River
Byron Leydecker

Jimmy Smith
Supervisor, County of Humboldt
707 476 2391

Mattole Restoration Council
Freeman House

Oregon Natural Resources Council
5825 N. Greeley Avenue
Portland, OR 97217

Telephone: 503 283 6343
Fax: 503 283 0746


Joseph Orozco, Station Manager
P.O. Box 1220
Hoopa, CA 95546

Friends of the Eel River
PO Box 2305
Redway, CA 95560
707 923 2146

Sydney King and Jeff Hedin
Piercy Watershed Association

Trees Foundation
Po Box 2202
Redway, CA 95560
707 923 4377
707 923 4427 fax

Mid Klamath Watershed Council
Blythe Reis
PO Box 347
Orleans, CA  95556
Phone: 530-627-3379
Fax: 530-627-3880

Bob Hunter
27 N. Ivy
Medford, OR 97501

S. Craig Tucker, Ph.D.
Outreach Director
Friends of the River
915 20th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-442-3155 x205

Salmon Stroich
Program Coordinator
Klamath Forest Alliance

Rhoby Cook, Director
Northern California Cultural Communications
P.O. Box 650
Hoopa, CA 95546

Reuven Walder and Todd Steiner
Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN)
PO Box 400
Forest Knolls, CA 94933
(415) 488-0370
(415) 488-0372 Fax

Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN)
Spawn@Spawnusa.org http://www.spawnusa.org/

Michael Charlton
Redwoods and Rivers Rafting
PO Box 4636, Arcata, CA. 95518

Kristi Shelloner
Independent Media Consultant
Hoopa Valley

David Rose
South Fork Trinity Land Conservancy

Tim Stroshane
P.O. Box 8362
Berkeley, CA 94707-8362
ph: 510/524-6313
fax: 510/528-8645

Dave Hankin

Michael Ives
Humboldt State

Regina Chichizol
Klamath Siskiyou Wildlands Center
PO Box 102
Ashland, OR 97520

PO Box 332
Williams, OR 97544

Ann Vileisis
Conservation Chair
Kalmiopsis Audubon Society
Port Orford, OR- tel: 541-332-0261

Petey Brucker
Salmon River Restoration Council

E.B. Duggan
D” Fishing Guide
PO Box 867 Willow Creek, CA 95573
530 629 3554

Ronda Marshall (in memory)

Michael Meuser
Clary-Meuser Research Network


Watercolor by Lil, Grade 5, Riverdale School, Portland, Oregon

Check out our
Salmon Gallery
Photos of Klamath Bioregion

Visit Ecotrust
Native Programs

Klamath Heartlands

Endangered Species Chocolate Company Salmon Bar

Salmon River Outpost

Somes Bar General Store
Highway 96



Salmon River forever moody and historical
Susan Alexander, an art teacher in Trinity County, wore her Salmon Hat at the Weaverville Salmon Festival. The hat is an art project for children. It will be an art activity in a fourth grade curriculum unit to teach youngsters about the importance of restoring native fisheries.