E-Meet Dr. Alex Gonyaw, featured in the upcoming Klamath Tribes c’waam documentary, Killing the Klamath.
*Film Premieres Thursday, March 18 at 8:30 p.m. on Southern Oregon Public Broadcasting (SOPBS).
*Available March 19th at www.klamathtribe.org
Alex says, “I graduated from OSU in 2000 with a degree in fisheries science and went on to complete post-baccalaureate work at Antioch New England Graduate School in Keene, New Hampshire. Early in my career I worked for a consulting firm at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant, the Yankee Rowe Nuclear Power Plant during its decommissioning, the Connecticut River Hydroelectric Project, and other project locations. My experience also includes college and graduate level teaching online and work for the wood products industry in Oregon. For the last 5 years I have been the senior fish biologist for the Klamath Tribes, a grouping of three tribes that occupies the Upper Klamath Basin in Oregon. My current work is very much an amalgam of biology, environmental science, politics, resource scarcity, and socioeconomic tension and is arguably the most contentious environmental issue in Oregon. I also served in the Oregon Army National Guard as an infantry solider.”
Once the most important food in Oregon’s Upper Klamath Lake region, the C’waam and Koptu fish now face extinction as every summer toxic algae blooms and low water levels in the lake kill the young fish that are the future of the species.
FIRST LOOK: See a preview of a new documentary about the Klamath Tribes’ fight to save their sacred fish and Upper Klamath Lake before it’s too late.
*Premieres March 18 at 8:30 p.m. on Southern Oregon Public Broadcasting (SOPBS).
Re-airs on SOPBS:
Saturday, March 20 at 7:00pm
Sunday, March 21 at 2:30 a.m. and 6:30pm
*Will also be available to watch March 19th at: www.klamathtribes.org (Homepage)
See film Trailer NOW at: https://bit.ly/2NN8opj
See film Trailer NOW at: www.klamathtribes.org