Former Enemies Join Together in Klamath Region

Farmers, ranchers, commercial fishermen, and Native Americans had been contending, sometimes bitterly, over the Klamath River and its dams for years. But during the last few years, courageous individuals from these groups have reached out to each other to find ways to cooperate. The Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement was reached in 2008, and an agreement to take down four dams was reached a few months ago. To anyone who thinks adversaries can never get along, I strongly encourage you to read this story. For the full article (by Jacques Leslie in the Spring, 2010 issue of Earth Island Institute), go to


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