An interview of Dr Steve Kolmes, a speaker at Earth Care Summit held Jan 24-25, 2015 held at the University of Portland. The topic of his session is the Columbia River Treaty and its pending renegotiation. This interview was accomplished on Jan 19, 2015.
Multiple perspectives on why the Klamath Dams need to be removed. They are obsolete. They are poisoning the river, the fish, and the humans downstream. This piece was commissioned by American Rivers to share with decision makers that this is a “no brainer.” Its time to remove the Klamath dams.
An overview of the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement (KBRA) and the Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement (KHSA), from the perspective of the Yurok Tribe.
These historic and controversial agreements set the stage for the largest dam removal effort in world history. This video attempts to clarify some of the issues. The Yurok Tribe is one of the last remaining tribes in the Pacific Northwest with a vibrant and viable salmon culture. They have a hard-earned legal right for both subsistence and commercial salmon fishing. The health of the tribe is directly connected to the health of the river. Removing the dams is the most significant act possible for restoring the balance to the Klamath River system.