Salmon gallery
(in progress)

New and old photographs from around the Klamath bioregion from our members and friends

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Creek entering Salmon River North Fork (left)

Lower Klamath By Jodi Frediani
(top right)

Roosevelt Elk in Redwood National Park,
part of the Yurok homeland

Prize of the salmon at a Yurok dinner
By Jodi Frediani

Freeman House
Totem Salmon author at home by the Mattole River.

Canyon Creek
(above left)

Weaverville Lumber Mill (left) A lot of trees end up here – hardly any were harvested with much regard for the environment. Most come from second and third generation trees from a clear cut. Immeasurable harm has been done to the Klamath bioregion watersheds by irresponsible logging.

Yurok Tribal Council Chair Howard McConnell in the giant, ancient white cedars at the headwaters of Blue Creek

Rogue River gorge, Oregon

This is what marsh within Upper Klamath National Wildlife Refuge looks like when the Bureau of Reclamation drains Upper Klamath Lake below 4139 feet in elevation. Before the Klamath Project the lake never naturally dropped below 4141 feet in elevation – this giant lake averages only 8 feet in depth.
Oregon Natural Resources Council
1903 Map of Upper Klamath Basin – click the image to see a bigger version

The peaceful appearance of this last resting place on the Trinity doesn’t give a clue to the havoc these ‘pioneers’ wreaked on the Klamath bioregion. (above)

The fall run at Lewiston (right)

“The Yurok Highway below Pecwan Creek”
(above) Photo by Leo Canez

Gentlemen fishers on the Link River
(right) Photo courtesy Oregon Natural Resources Council

Salmon fishing opening day at the Mouth of the Klamath 1945
No credit for the photograph. It’s from an old post card promoting sportfishing.
(above) Traditional Karuk fishing nets are made with wild iris Photo courtesy Northern California Indian Development Council


(above right) Old photo of Karuk man in hand hewn river boat Photo courtesy Northern California Indian Development


(right) Ron Reed, Karuk Tribal Cultural Biologist dip nets at Ishi Pishi Falls

Hupa village replica in Hoopa Valley (above)

A Salmon North Fork tributary (left)

Wild Mariposa Lilies in Six Rivers National Forest

Georgina Myers and grandson Frankie in the ancient Yurok village Pecwan on the Lower Klamath
Photo by Jodi Frediani

Two clear cuts along the Lower Klamath
Most of the Yurok reservation land is owned by a timber company Both photos by Jodi Frediani

Sunset on the Wood River, an important tributary of Upper Klamath
Photo by Ken Morrish

Mother duck on dry marshland in Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge summer of 2001. Unfortunately, marsh within refuges goes dry nearly every year due to lack of water. Photo credit USFWS


Birds taking flight off of Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge (left) Photo credit USFWS

Protest Demonstration 2002 – Dickie Myers and daughter Virginia
Photo by Yurok Tribe

Dry Tule Lake “Marsh”
Photo by Ellen Bishop
Sign at the Mouth of the Mattole River – created by local schoolchildren

Yurok house at Sumeg Village (above)

Elk grazing by the Redwoods (right)

A bear in Hoopa Valley (left)

Mid Klamath (left) Photo by Dan McCorquodale

Butter Creek, Trinity South Fork tributary

Mouth of the Klamath from Requa

Trinity River in the Spring

David O’Neill cooks salmon the traditional Yurok method with a hot madrone fire. (left)

In the town of Sawyers Bar along the main road by North Fork Salmon River

Salmon River headwaters are in the Marble and Salmon Mountains

Trinity Power Plant near Lewiston – 150 miles of above the plant are no longer accessible for salmon to spawn. From here more than half of the River’s water is diverted on its way to grow cotton in the desert.

Rogue River (left)
Photo by Margie Whitnah


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The New River rushes to the Trinity (above).

A winter waterfall to the Trinity (left).

Photos by Jack Ellwanger except where credited