Sustainable Northwest

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    3 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
This $30,000 grant to Sustainable Northwest will allow the organization to develop innovative approaches to managing Upper Klamath River and lake flows to the benefit of local farmers and ranchers. This work is designed to demonstrate that ranchers and farmers can receive adequate supplies of irrigation water without the four dams on the lower Klamath River that have impeded salmon spawning since the early 20th Century. The removal of the dams will not happen without agricultural support, or, at a minimum, assent.
About the Grantee
1130 SW Morrison Street #510, Portland, OR, 97205, United States
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for general operating support  
The nonprofit Sustainable Northwest believes a healthy economy, environment, and community are indivisible, and that all are strengthened by wise partnerships, policies, and investments. The organization works with partners, including the Klamath tribes, to ensure healthy, working forests in Oregon; works with tribes, sportsmen, ranchers and other partners to restore the Klamath River; and works to build a clean energy economy in the Northwest. (Substrategy: Advance Conservation Protections)
for the Klamath Basin program  
This renewal grant would support efforts to implement a landmark agreement to remove four dams on the Klamath River by 2020. Implementation will open 300 miles of river for salmon recovery; ensure water supplies for tribes, ranchers and farmers; and sustain commercial salmon fishing operations. Sustainable Northwest will work with residents and decision makers to build local support for removing the dams; partner with conservation, Native American, and water interests to educate state and federal decision makers on ways to implement the agreement; and provide staff support for citizen groups promoting the agreement.

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