Klamath River Inter-Tribal Fish and Water Commission Meeting

Klamath River Inter-Tribal Fish and Water Commission Meeting

Tribal Council and staff from the Klamath Tribes, Karuk Tribe, Hoopa Valley Tribe, and Yurok Tribe met yesterday in Redding, California for a KRITFWC meeting. Photo by: Taylor Tupper- Klamath Tribes News Department
Tribal Council and staff from the Klamath Tribes, Karuk Tribe, Hoopa Valley Tribe, and Yurok Tribe met yesterday in
Redding, California for a KRITFWC meeting. Photo by: Taylor Tupper- Klamath Tribes News Department

Chiloquin, OR.- Klamath Tribal Council Members, Torina Case, Rosemary Treetop,  and Taylor Tupper,  attended the KRITFWC meeting in Redding, California on January 12, 2016, with the other Klamath River Tribes (Hoopa, Yurok, and Karuk).

Items on the agenda- discussed included:

FBI Investigation/Update

Audits for KRITFWC

Grants/NOAA/Site Visits

Technical Discussions regarding: Dam Removal, Trinity River Flows, Klamath River Flows

*The four tribes discussed these issues at length and set another meeting for next week to continue these discussions.

What is Klamath River Inter-Tribal Fish and Water Commission (KRITFWC)

KRITFWC is a non-profit organization established to address fisheries and related natural resource issues affecting tribal treaty rights.  Committed to protecting these treaty rights, members of the four Indian tribes who live throughout the Klamath River Basin formed KRITFWC in 1995.  Today, the organization holds federal non-profit 501(c)3 status and is incorporated under the laws of the Hoopa Valley Tribe.

Where we are located

The Klamath River Basin encompasses over 10 million acres of southern Oregon and northern California. The region includes approximately 96,000 acres of tribal trust lands, 4 million acres of private lands, and 6 million acres of public lands. The Klamath River originates in southern Oregon and flows 263 miles through southern Oregon and northern California bisecting the Cascade and Coastal mountain ranges before entering the Pacific Ocean. The Tribes located within the Klamath River ecosystem, have been supported by natural resources since time immemorial.

KRITFWC was established by four tribes; the Klamath Tribes of Oregon, the Karuk Tribe of California, the Hoopa Valley Tribe, and the Yurok Tribe.

For more information regarding KRITFWC contact:

Normajean Cummings, Office Manager, Klamath River Inter-Tribal Fish & Water Commission: normajeanc1@hotmail.com    541-783-2805 (T)     541-281-1487 (C)

 Taylor R. Tupper

Klamath Tribes News Dept.