Tag Archives: Klamath River

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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Another Inspector General Report Slams Illegal Irrigator Subsidies

The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed from California, Another Inspector General Report Slams Illegal Irrigator Subsidies

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

Has the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation become a rogue agency within the Department of Interior? It’s beginning to look like that, based on recent Inspector General reports documenting the loss of millions of taxpayer dollars through Reclamation mismanagement in the Klamath Basin and Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.

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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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2016 Fishing Season Does not Look Good

The ECOreport reposts an article from the latest federal data & California’s 2016 Fishing Season Does not Look Good

Originally Published on the Fishsniffer & Daily KOS 

By Dan Bacher

The federal government last week released its data on the projections for the upcoming ocean and river salmon seasons in California and Southern Oregon — and it’s not looking good.
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Yurok Tribe Bans Frankenfish & GMOs

The ECOreport reposts story of how, after the federal Food and Drug Administration ‘s approval of genetically engineered salmon, California’s Yurok Tribe Bans Frankenfish & GMOs

Originally Published on Truth Out

By Dan Bacher

The Yurok Tribe, the largest Indigenous Tribe in California with over 6,000 members, has banned genetically engineered salmon and all Genetically Engineered Organisms (GEOs) on their reservation on the Klamath River in the state’s northwest region.

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Yurok Tribe ‘strongly opposes Walden Klamath legislation

Yurok Tribe ‘strongly opposes Walden Klamath legislation because it  does not improve conditions on the Klamath River

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

The Yurok Tribe, the largest Indian Tribe in California, on December 4 issued a press release saying it “strongly opposes” draft legislation to address Klamath River Basin water issues. The Tribe points out that the bill doesn’t address Klamath Dam removal – and criticizes the legislation for proposing the transfer of significant land acreage from federal to county control that would “harm fisheries resources in the Klamath Basin.”

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Giving A Voice To Worthy Causes

An Interview with Severn Williams of Public Good PR

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Severn William’s passion for environmental causes originated with the woods beside his original home in Maryland. This was his refuge, until the area was transformed into condominiums. Severn started working for environmental causes after he moved to California, at the age of 18. He became a fundraiser, did community organizing work, and later became the Director an environmental group called Youth for Environmental Sanity, or the “Yes Tour”, that gave assembly presentations in High Schools. Severn’s first work with the media led to employment with a political consulting firm, but Severn found he did not like campaigning against other people. He and his wife Nina found their niche PR firm fifteen years ago, giving a voice to worthy causes.

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Zeke Grader, A Legendary Public Defender

Californians, fishermen, fishing communities and inhabitants of the Bay-Delta Estuary mourn the passing of Zeke Grader, a legendary public defender

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

Zeke Grader, a legendary defender of fish, fishing communities, the Bay-Delta Estuary and the public trust, passed away Monday night.

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California: Feds release emergency flows after fish parasite found in Klamath

“While there has not been a confirmation that any fish have died as a result of Ich, we are extremely concerned that there could be another fish kill in the coming weeks if additional flows are not released. We appreciate that the Bureau of Reclamation heeded our request to send emergency flows down the Klamath River,” said Thomas P. O’Rourke Sr., Chair of the Yurok Tribe.

Originally Published by Indybay.org

by Dan Bacher

The Bureau of Reclamation at 10 a.m. today began to release additional water from Trinity Reservoir in response to the discovery of an Ich parasite infection in Chinook salmon in the lower Klamath River and at the request of the Yurok and Hoopa Valley tribes.

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Will Obama administration inaction lead to another Klamath River fish kill?

Hoopa Valley Tribe: Interior Secretary turns back on Klamath salmon

by Dan Bacher

In September 2002, Dan Carter, fishing guide, called to tell me that a massive fish kill was taking place on the lower Klamath River. He soon turned the phone over to Walt Lara, Yurok Tribal Elder, who emphasized the scope of the disaster unfolding at the time.

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