Our Klamath Basin Water Crisis
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PNP comment: I live a half mile from Sugar Creek. The trees are so thick, you cannot see the small creek water being sucked up by the trees. Beaver have ponds about 100 yards up from Hwy 3. Any mining done 10 miles up on the dry hillside causes absolutely no problems to wildlife and fish. Coho salmon spawn in Sugar Creek. Restoration moneys spent by the USFS to try to “fix” something that is in GREAT shape is a travesty. This Greenie group is based in Ashland and is always spreading FEAR and lies. I’ll take some photos tomorrow an post them to prove it!
Also, more than 4,600 chinook and 10 times the number of coho salmon, that were expected, returned to the Scott River last fall proving it is a healthy fabulous river. But things are never good enough for eco-Greenies, who do not live here! — Editor Liz Bowen
This is on KS Wild website and is BUNK!
Scott River Salmon need your Help
The Forest Service is proposing to restore the Sugar Creek headwater tributary to the Scott River by stabilizing and rehabilitating some old logging roads and decommissioning others. Let the Forest Service know you support their efforts.
Safe public access to the forest will be improved through road maintenance and old logging roads to nowhere will be put to bed – this is great for water quality and salmon.
Unfortunately some Siskiyou County Tea Party politicians oppose this needed watershed restoration plan and want to turn the project into yet another timber sale. Please let the Forest Service know that you stand with them in their effort to reduce sediment pollution in the Scott River.
The Scott River tributary to the Klamath River has had a tough go of it. For decades water withdrawals, mining, logging, grazing and irresponsible road building have degraded the river’s water quality and salmon habitat. Sediment pollution from crumbling logging roads has been a chronic problem and contributed to the Scott being listed under the Clean Water Act as in need of cleanup.
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PNP comment: Sorry, can’t help myself. I have lived in the Scott River tributary area over 50 years. The above statements are out and out lies. The water in Scott River is pure and almost too clear. The logging roads have been cleaned up. There is NOTHING left to improve. Man and weather are part of Scott Valley. Spending money on RESTORATION that is NOT needed is such a HUGE WASTE !!!!! Oh and the comment period was closed July 7, 2012. Or so, we neighboring landowners were told? — Editor Liz Bowen
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