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Jul 18 - 19 2013 PDT

Workshops, Trainings and Fieldtrips


Mid Klamath Watershed Council


Happy Camp, CA

This tour will highlight the restoration efforts of the Mid Klamath Watershed Council and partners along the Klamath River.

You are invited to participate in the Mid Klamath Restoration Tour, taking place this July 18-19, 2013, based out of Happy Camp, CA. The Mid Klamath Watershed Council (MKWC), in collaboration with the Karuk Tribe, U.S. Forest Service Klamath National Forest (KNF), US Fish and Wildlife Service (US FWS), CA Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and Caltrans is offering a two-day tour of restoration projects along the middle section of the Klamath River. Recent fisheries and upslope restoration efforts here are beginning to show measurable success restoring threatened coho salmon, and to demonstrate fire resilient communities learning to live with wildfires in the rugged Klamath Mountains.

The tour will start with a raft trip down a scenic section of the Klamath River above Happy Camp, highlighting key project sites relating to thermal refugia and fish passage for juvenile and adult salmonids. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in some hands-on restoration at several of the stops along the river at tributary mouths. The second day will be a driving tour to several restoration sites, including a WUI prescribed burn and Superfund mine site (Klamath National Forest), a major fish passage culvert removal/bridge replacement project on State Highway 96 (Caltrans, US FWS, CDFW, Karuk Tribe), off-channel coho rearing habitat construction sites (MKWC), and a large channel reconfiguration/ floodplain reconnectivity project on Seiad Creek (Karuk Tribe, MKWC). Presentations from resource professionals with decades of experience conducting restoration in the Klamath will highlight current multi-stakeholder restoration efforts and provide an in-depth look at the future of instream and upslope restoration in the region. I hope you can make it! If you have any questions concerning the tour feel free to contact us. Once registration is returned, you will receive an informational packet containing project descriptions, itinerary, lodging information, and local points interest.