Tag Archives: Hoopa Valley Tribe

Poor Fishing Season on Sacramento & Klamath Rivers

The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed about anticipated poor Fishing season on Sacramento & Klamath Rivers 

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

Recreational and commercial fishermen attending the annual salmon fishery information meeting in Santa Rosa on March 1 received grim news from state and federal biologists – they will see reduced salmon fishing opportunities in both the ocean and the Sacramento and Klamath River systems, due to low returns of spawning fish to the rivers last fall.

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Two Top California Water Officials Retire Amidst Growing Opposition

The ECOreport reposts another story from the Twin Tunnels debate, Two top California water officials retire amidst growing opposition

Originally Posted on the fishsniffer, Daily KOS & Indybay.org

by Dan Bacher

Mark Cowin, the Director of the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), and Carl Torgersen, the DWR Chief Deputy Director, will be retiring from their positions at the embattled agency at the end of 2016.

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Potentially Deadly Disease In Lower Klamath Salmon

The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed from California about potentially deadly disease in lower Klamath salmon

Originally printed on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

The Klamath River salmon fishery, an integral part of the culture, religion and livelihoods of the Yurok, Hoopa Valley and Karuk Tribes of Northern California, is going through some tough times this year.
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Restoring Delta Estuary by Diverting Its Water?

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED on one of California’s most controversial projects: Restoring Delta Estuary by Diverting Its Water?

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

After covering fish, water, and environmental justice issues in California and the West for over 30 years as an investigative journalist, I’ve concluded that the California Water Fix, the new name for the Delta Tunnels, is the most environmentally devastating public works project I’ve ever encountered.

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Hoopa Valley Tribe Opposes San Luis Settlement

The ECOreport reposts an explanation of why the Hoopa Valley Tribe Opposes San Luis Settlement

Originally Published on the Fishsniffer & Indybay.com

By Dan Bacher

On May 24, the Hoopa Valley Tribe from Northern California filed its objection to two bills proposed in the House of Representatives to implement the controversial San Luis Settlement Agreement, saying the agreement would “forever condemn the Tribe to poverty.”

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Klamath Watershed Salvage Logging Hits Roadblock

The ECOreport reposts story of how the Klamath Watershed Salvage Logging Hits Roadblock

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

In the early morning hours before daybreak on May 2 in the fire-impacted conifer forest near Seiad Valley in the Klamath River watershed, 27 people including Tribal youth, river advocates and forest activists blocked the road leading to the Klamath National Forest’s Westside salvage logging project.

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Tribes Slam Water Plan for Klamath River

The US Government only plans to release half the water needed to prevent a significant adult salmon die-off in Northern California, so Tribes Slam Water Plan for Klamath River

Originally Published on Indybay.org

By Dan Bacher

The Hoopa Valley and Yurok Tribes criticized a federal environment assessment to release supplemental flows from Trinity Reservoir this August and September for not doing enough to prevent a fish kill on the lower Klamath River, since the proposal releases only half the water requested by scientists.

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Fall 2014 Sacramento and Klamath salmon return numbers released

Originally Published on the Daily KOS & Fishsniffer 

By Dan Bacher

As anglers get ready for the upcoming ocean and river salmon seasons, the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) revealed that 212,000 adult fall-run Chinook salmon returned to spawn in the Sacramento River and its tributaries in 2014.

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California bill to ban oil drilling in marine protected area fails!

Originally Published by the Daily KOS & Indybay.org

by Dan Bacher

Only in a Big Oil state like California would a Legislator have to author a bill to ban offshore oil drilling in a “marine protected area.” And only in a Big Oil state like California would the Legislature vote against a bill to stop oil drilling in a “marine protected area.”

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Judge rejects Westlands bid to stop releases for Klamath salmon

Originally published in the Fishsniffer& Indybay.org

by Dan Bacher

As members of the Hoopa Valley, Yurok, Karuk, Winnemem and other Tribes and their allies held a “Bring Our Water Home Rally” at Lewiston Dam Wednesday, a federal judge in Fresno rejected a motion by San Joaquin Valley agribusiness interests to block emergency water releases to avert a fish kill on the Klamath River.

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