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An ancient Karuk story about wildfire management in California

With the rapid increase in deadly mega-fires in California, federal and state governments are turning to indigenous people for solutions. The US Forest Service is now working with the Karuk Tribe to implement prescribed burns to manage the land. Much has … Continue reading

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Billy Frank Jr’s legacy lives on in Washington agriculture

“Salmon-safe” label spreads across farms in the Pacific Northwest “Billy Frank Jr. is a big reason he decided to change the way he runs his farm. It was Frank who encouraged Wilcox to stop using pesticides, plant trees by waterways … Continue reading

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“Operation Yurok”: Saving Salmon from Pot Farms

Press release from the California Department of Fish & Wildlife: July 20, 2015 CDFW, Partner Agencies Conclude Operation Yurok in Humboldt County Marijuana Eradication Effort Focused on Misuse of Water and Habitat Officers from the California Department of Fish and … Continue reading

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On this date… March 10, 1957… Columbia River

A mile across, Celilo Falls were the tenth widest waterfall in the world, the widest in the United States, and the largest along the Columbia River. Each year, millions of salmon, hundreds of sea lions, and thousands of Indians from … Continue reading

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Pot Farms and Reservations

Last week the Tule River Reservation outside of Porterville, California combined with state and federal agencies to conduct a massive raid on four large pot farms on their reservation.  The “pot grows”, as they are known in California, were causing … Continue reading

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