Chiloquin, Oregon- Today, August 5, 2015, Klamath Tribal Chairman, Don Gentry, and other officials from the Klamath Tribes met with the U.S. Department of Defense and members of the Air Force Defense Production Act Program Office.
Other Dept of Defense personnel included: James A. Neely, DPA Title III Project Manager and Jeffrey Smith, Air Force Executive Agent Program Manager.
The purpose of the meeting was to provide Government-to-Government Consultation for the Advanced Drop-in Biofuels Production Program (Red Rock Biofuels Project based out of Lakeview, Oregon) and to provide an overview of the Project. Discussions focused on cultural matters that are of particular interest to the Klamath Tribes, and previous correspondence the Klamath Tribes have held with Red Rock in the past two years. Chairman Gentry also emphasized the importance of the United States Trust Responsibility to the Tribes and our MOA with the United States Forest Service.
Note: This has been an on-going process and will continue with both the Department of Defense and Red Rock in the future.