Key Points of Agriculture’s Relationship with Upper Klamath Basin Refuges
(Including the National Wildlife Refuge Lease Lands)
Compliance with the Kuchel Act
These crops are the same soil building crops required by the Kuchel Act.
3. Competition among producers of row crops on the lease lands is the only vehicle that can possibly maximize lease revenues as required by the Kuchel Act. In addition, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is utilizing considerable revenue generated by the Lease Land Farm Program for a number of environmental purposes. This will be discontinued if water is withdrawn from the Tule Lake lease lands.
4. Crops grown today constitute continuation of the present leasing program as defined by the Kuchel Act.
5. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will violate the above provisions of the Kuchel Act if water is withdrawn from the Tule Lake lease lands and applied to Lower Klamath wetlands
Integrated Pest Management Plan
2. We believe that ample opportunity exists to pursue ecosystem restoration by creating intelligent farm, ranch and refuge design changes which demonstrate the greatest potential to work for the benefit of all interests.
1.Determined in consultation with Oregon State University Extension Service, Siskiyou and Modoc County Department of Agriculture
2. Table 11-20, page 74, Volume II, draft-Klamath/Central Pacific Coast Ecoregion Restoration Strategy.3. Table 11-19, page 72, Volume II, draft-Klamath/Central Pacific Coast Ecoregion Restoration Strategy plus the addition of the Wood and Williamson River Deltas and the Tule Lake sump rotation wetlands.
POTATOES – BARLEY – ALFALFA – WHEAT – ONIONS – LIVESTOCK – HORSERADISH – SUGAR BEETS