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Our Klamath Basin Water Crisis
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own property, and caretake our wildlife and natural resources.

Klamath River.

NHI represents conservation groups and public agencies in relicensing proceedings throughout the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain states.  Our general objective is that each new license will enhance anadromous and riverine fisheries, riparian habitat, and recreation. 

We represent The Nature Conservancy-Washington State Chapter in the relicensing proceeding for Puget Sound Energy’s Baker Project.  The resulting settlement (2006) requires flows and physical measures (including gravel placement) for enhancement of anadromous fisheries. 

 NHI represents American Rivers and California Trout in an ongoing effort to decommission PacifiCorp’s Klamath River Project, so as to restore free passage from the Pacific Ocean more than 250 miles upstream to Upper Klamath Lake.  We also negotiate with federal and state agencies, tribes, irrigation districts, and affected counties to develop a regional agreement on water allocation for fisheries, power generation, and irrigation supply, in this basin which is roughly the size of New England.  If successful, these efforts will restore what was once the third largest anadromous fishery on the entire West Coast, as well as the economic and cultural welfare of communities throughout this basin.







American Fork River (UT)

American Fork Project


Baker River (WA)

Baker River Project

Puget Sound Energy

Bear Lake and River (UT)

Bear Lake, Bear River Projects


Big Fork River (MT)

Big Fork Project


Klamath River (OR/CA)

Klamath River Project


Sullivan Creek (WA)

Sullivan Creek Project

Public Utility District No. 1 of Pend Oreille County, WA


 Contact: Richard Roos-Collins



NHI has provided legal and/or consulting services to the following clients:

Non-Governmental Agencies
Adirondack Council
Alabama Rivers Alliance
American Rivers
American Whitewter Affiliation
California Hydropower Reform Coalition
California Sportfishing Protection Alliance
California Trout
Environmental Defense
Foothill Conservancy
Friends of the River
Friends of the Russian River
Friends of the Toulumne River
Golden Gate Audubon Society
Hudson Sloop Clearwater
Hydropower Reform Coalition
Instream Flow Coalition
Jenner Water Citizens Adivsory Council
Low Impact Hydropower Institute
National Audubon Society
New York Rivers United
Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations
San Bernardino Valley Audubon Society
Sierra Club
South Carolina Coastal Conservation League
The Nature Conservancy
Trout Unlimited
Government Agencies
Bedford County, VA
Butte County, CA
City of Brentwood, CA
City of Rockingham, NC
Guadalupe-Coyote Resource Conservation District
Missouri Department of Conservation


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