Tag Archives: Yurok Tribe

Federal Court: Klamath Basin Tribal Water Rights Outrank Farmers’ Rights

A federal appeals court has found that the water rights of Klamath Basin tribes take priority over those of farmers who sued the federal government in 2001 for reducing their irrigation water supply after a dry year. The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is a key step forward toward […]
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Klamath Basin tribe water rights outrank farmers’ rights, appeals court rules

The water rights of Klamath Basin tribes take priority over those of farmers’ irrigation rights, a federal appeals court has ruled. Source: Klamath Basin tribe water rights outrank farmers’ rights, appeals court rules

Federal court: Klamath Basin tribal water rights outrank farmers’ rights

The Yurok tribe said Sunday that the ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit was a key step forward. Source: Federal court: Klamath Basin tribal water rights outrank farmers’ rights

Yurok Tribe Legal Strategy | Sage Grouse Science | Police Contract – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Earlier this year, the Yurok Tribe in Northern California passed a resolution declaring legal rights of personhood for the Klamath River. A new study found that nearly half of all sage grouse wearing GPS transmitters end up dying. Is the science more important than the individual creature being studied? Lee Foster, sage grouse coordinator for […]
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Yurok Tribe, Fishing Groups Sue Over Klamath River Water Allocations

Fishing groups and tribes have filed a lawsuit challenging new endangered species protection guidelines for the Klamath River. The suit targets the biological opinion, which is an assessment of how the Bureau of Reclamation manages river flow, irrigation water and levels in Upper Klamath Lake to ensure protection of coho salmon and two species of sucker […]
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New Plan Would Return California Condors To Northwest Skies 

Federal agencies and Northern California’s Yurok Tribe have released a planto reintroduce critically endangered California condors to the Pacific Northwest. California condors are the largest soaring land bird on the continent, but they’ve been missing from Northwest skies for decades. Source: New Plan Would Return California Condors To Northwest Skies . News | OPB

Yurok Tribe | Climate Change Lawsuit – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The Yurok tribe in the Klamath River basin has canceled Chinook salmon fishing for the third year in a row. The tribe says the lack of fish causes incalculable economic and cultural damage. An unprecedented legal challenge to current climate change policy is still on hold at this hour, awaiting a decision out of the U.S. […]
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How a Yurok lawyer from Oregon led her tribe’s fight over Klamath Basin’s future, and past

As Amy Cordalis watched the salmon die, in the nation’s biggest fish kill ever, she told herself she would find a way to prevent similar tragedies. Source: How a Yurok lawyer from Oregon led her tribe’s fight over Klamath Basin’s future, and past

How the Yurok Tribe is reclaiming the Klamath River

For the first time, the largest tribe in California has one of its own to lead its legal battles. On a warm September Saturday in 2002, Amy Cordalis stood in a Yurok Tribal Fisheries Department boat on the Klamath River, in response to reports from fishermen that something was amiss on the river. Source: How […]
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Yurok Tribe Blames Feds for Salmon Die-Off

The federal government was hit with a second lawsuit this week claiming its bungled management of waterways allowed a deadly parasite to infect 91 percent of endangered juvenile coho salmon on the California-Oregon border. The lawsuit from the 5,000-member Yurok Tribe comes four months after the 2,700-member Hoopa Valley Tribe in Humboldt County blamed the […]
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