Sustainable Northwest, along with other partners, recently forged an agreement between California, Oregon, and PacifiCorp — the company that owns four dams on the Klamath River — to use state and private funds to remove the dams beginning in 2020. This renewal grant will support Sustainable Northwest’s efforts to implement the agreement and work with Native Americans, farmers, ranchers, and commercial and sport fisherman to ensure its smooth implementation. This dam removal project is the largest in North America and, once completed, will restore a salmon fishery important to Native peoples and fishermen.
About the Grantee
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Grants to this Grantee
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.