Time to Take Action

Archive 163 - December 2015
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KBC News founder Ron DeShon dies. "Ron DeShon was the founder of KBC News. In 2001, when he heard about the Tulelake WWII veterans' homesteads being denied water by the U.S. government, he created this website almost overnight for the Tulelake and Klamath farmers and ranchers. His father, from 'The Greatest Generation,' ..." 12/17/15


Mallams recall effort fails, H&N, 12/24/15

Siskiyou County - Wolf Depredation Investigation Report Released by Cal Fish and Game, 12/18/15. KBC - at least one calf was killed and eaten, wolf scat was nearby, wolves were nearby and photographed, and CDFG calls the incident "probable." Read the report and see the photos.

KWAPA sorts through options  A private agency may be one, H&N 12/24/15

Klamath Basin: Water pact crumbles in Congress after years of work, The Oregonian 12/19/15

Record number of suckers recovered. Biologists find 732 juvenile suckers near A Canal screen, H&N 12/18/15. "A record number of juvenile Lost River and shortnose suckers were recovered from the headwaters of the A Canal earlier this year. According to a news release, biologists with the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) found the largest number of juvenile Lost River and shortnose suckers since fish salvage operations began in the Klamath Project in the late 1990s..."

As Congress dithers, parties becoming resigned to KBRA’s demise, Capital Press 12/17/15. "(Klamath) tribal chairman Don Gentry: “...We’ve been honoring the KBRA since 2010. It’s been five years, and our native fisheries and Lost River and shortnose suckers are in worse condition now than when we signed the agreements..."
HOWEVER:  Reclamation Announces Increased Numbers of Lost River and Shortnose Sucker Fish in the Klamath Project, BOR 12/17/15. "Bureau of Reclamation biologists found the largest number of juvenile Lost River and shortnose sucker fish since fish salvage operations began on the Klamath Project...the late 1990s"

Colossians 3:16 - "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hyms and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord."

***Klamath Dams Relicensing: Message from the State Water Resources Control Board to Interested Parties: On November 30, 2015, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) issued a Notice of Preparation and Scoping Meetings for an Environmental Impact Report for the Klamath Hydroelectric Project Relicensing (NOP).  The NOP has been updated to include information on an additional scoping meeting in Orleans on January 26, 2015.  To view the updated NOP, please visit the Klamath Hydroelectric Project webpage at:

Reclamation Releases Scoping Report on Long-Term Plan for Protecting Late Summer Adult Salmon in the Lower Klamath River, BOR Press Release, posted to KBC 12/15/15.
Comments on Plan

CDFW Releases Draft Gray Wolf Conservation Plan; comments due Feb. 15, Yreka meeting: Jan. 21, 2016 12/2/15.

BETC Scandal Highlights Bigger Problems in State Government by Oregon Senator Doug Whitsett, posted 12/17/15

Revenue Forecast Highlights Good, Bad of Oregon's Economic Recovery, Oregon Rep Gail Whitsett, posted to KBC 12/17/15

Congressman Walden Press Release: Walden releases draft legislation to help solve long-running water problems in Klamath Basin, asks for input from all parties, 12/3/15 (Dam removal is not part of package).

Commissioners oppose Crater Lake Wilderness proposal, H&N 12/2/15


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