The Klamath Tribes in southern Oregon are looking forward to salmon returning after seven dams built as part of PacifiCorp’s Klamath Hydroelectric Project between 1911 and 1962 are removed. Now four lower dams on the river are being removed, marshes are restored, and the river is beginning to find its way back to its original curves. The Karuk Tribe has been working on projects to prepare the Klamath River and its tributaries for the return of salmon and other fish, while the Hoopa Valley Tribe has purchased 10,395 acres of ancestral lands to restore historic spawning grounds. Crews contracted by Resource Environmental Solutions, made up largely of Yurok and Karuk citizens, are revegetating 2,200 acres of previously submerged ground. Since 2019, it has been gathering and propagating seeds from nearly 100 native species.

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