Time to Take Action
Our Klamath Basin Water Crisis
Upholding rural Americans' rights to grow food,
own property, and caretake our wildlife and natural resources.

KBC Photo Archive II





White Pelicans are found in most of the Tulelake Irrigation District canals and ditches, where there are 1152 miles of shoreline habitat.

Antelope graze on farmland west of Tulelake, 11/23/05 by Jacqui Krizo


©Anders Tomlinson  dry refuge 2001 After the US
government cut of water to farms and wildl

KBC photo 6/4/04--2 kinds of little birds in one nest
in tree beside farmland


Approximately 1/3 of the horseradish grown in the United States is from the Klamath Basin. Over 1/3 of that is grown organically.  The bi-annual harvests employ more than 90 people.

KBC photo taken 4/13/04



© Anders Tomlinson, April 2004, local farmhouse
and geese near Tulelake Refuge

© Anders Tomlinson, April 2004,
Tulelake Refuge bordering Kandra field


Tingley Lake 2001, by Anders Tomlinson

Nell Kuonen, owner of Tingley Lake refuge, former Klamath County Commissioner, speaks of our Klamath Basin ecosystem devastation in 2001.

Tingley Lake, snowgeese, April 1, 2004,
Jacqui Krizo  photo


AgLifeNW Magazine, April issue
by Ron Greenbank, manager of Newell Grain Growers Association, Klamath Basin, go HERE


photo by Lyn Brock                  Bonanza antelope herd.
This is the field where the proposed COB energy site would be located.  Antelope and deer herds, coyotes, and bald eagles, frequent these fields. In the Dept. of Energy Draft Order for the COB Energy Facility, it is instructed that, on this farmland to be converted to wastewater disposal, COB may not "allow forage animals to graze on it."
What will happen to our wildlife? not to mention our groundwater?



a man, an era, a government, are mourned

Herb Schwarz, Tulelake veteran homesteader

"But their pride in their service and toil is now mixed with confusion and fear. As quickly as they were denied irrigation water for their farms and refuges in 2001 because of something called the 'ESA', when they watched their crops and precious wildlife die, that unwavering trust in their government and joy in their golden years abruptly was shattered. They do laugh, but briefly. Their hearts are heavy.  Not even one will tell you that they are at peace." HERE for story 1/3/03 by KBC (jdk)

God Bless You This Christmas Season
             call the widow, invite the lonely, take time to give away the love
          that God has given to us, give God thanks, and above all, forgive.

Medicine Lake in Klamath Country:  His gift of serenity to us cowboys and Indians ©Jacqui
 "The angel said, 'Do not be afraid; I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.  For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.
    Suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!"
according to Luke.
   God has blessed us with his Son, our hope, our Christmas.
He has entrusted us to care take His Land, His Water,  His Wildlife, His People, and the Fields that He makes grow.


here  are no footprints in the snow to guide us
there's no sunshine today, and it;s foggy
 people want to take away water
  from our farms and wildlife
    we just want to keep growing food for you
     and live in peace with our wildlife and brothers
December 15, 2003




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