Thursday, June 29, 2006

The Yuroks and the Salmon

The Yurok Tribe on the Klamath has won a seat at the table in decisions affecting the salmon.

Having people in the decision making process whose dependency on the decision is great, as is the tribe’s, is the wise thing to do, and will probably be of great benefit to the salmon and the river.

An excerpt.

Tribe wins greater say on Klamath River
By Matt Weiser Published 12:01 am PDT Thursday, June 29, 2006

Federal agencies agreed Wednesday to give the Yurok Tribe a larger role in managing the Klamath River, where water diversions and habitat loss have depleted salmon runs.

The tribe will have a seat at the table with federal agencies that manage the river, including the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and Fish and Wildlife Service. Previously, it was a bystander.