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STOP! THE RE-WILDING IN SISKIYOU COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

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  • Quick background to video: 
    Tucker was a part of “secret” meetings between NGOs from SF, Portland, and folks from WA DC who are all dam-removal enthusiasts (dam removal objectives all across the US are linked to these “special interest groups” who do not even live near these dams or in Siskiyou County). 
  • Nearly 44,000 citizens in Siskiyou County, who will be most negatively impacted, were left out of these meetings. 
  • Tucker is a non-Karuk, but Ph.D. spokesperson for the Karuk who are slated to gain millions of dollars and thousands of acres from this KBRA “agreement” as implied by the “agreement”.  
  • Meanwhile, Shasta Native Americans are in favor of the dams, have the largest land mass along the Klamath River, and have sacred burial grounds that will be washed away forever if the dams come out.  They are left out of the land and money deals on this so-called “agreement.”
  • This is less about a radical enviro named Tucker and his friends (who will obviously benefit from this farm, ranch, and sacred burial grounds-killing agreement where Chapter 4 discusses farms and ranches (regardless of the deal) may be fundamentally transformed into National Parks via wetland status.

Taken directly from the CA Dept of Fish & Game & Department of Interior’s 09/11, 1800-page “Public Draft EIS/EIR” document:

Chapter 4 – Cumulative Effects
KBRA section p4-182: “The Water Diversion Limitations, On-Project Plan, WURP, and Interim Flow and Lake Level Programs could result in changes to land uses, including changes from ranchland to water storage areas. These changes have the potential to be beneficial if they result in landscapes (wetlands) that are consistent with the naturally established, characteristic landscape.”

Chapter 4-181
 “Other cumulative actions and programs that could also improve water quality on the Klamath River include implementation of TMDLs on the Scott, Salmon, Shasta, and Klamath Rivers …and the Five Counties Road Maintenance Program.”

We either LIVE BY THE TRUTH or be damned (pun intended) by the lies.
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Feds Attack Klamath Basin Ranchers and Farmers With the ESA

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W.R. McAfee Sr. (c) copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved

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On April 7, 2001, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation ignored state and federal law in the name of the ESA and stopped water to more than 200,000 acres and some 1,400 canal-irrigated family farms near Klamath Falls, Ore., plunging the community toward bankruptcy and devastating families.

Why? Because the bureau said two species of bottom-feeding suckerfish and a Coho salmon, in a reservoir the farmers depended upon, might be “affected” if water was released during the current drought.

The ESA had already been used to cut off water to a group of California farmers, causing their crops to dry up.

In Colorado, the forest service threatened another agricultural operation with a by-pass flow that would have resulted in an 80-percent loss of the dry-year water supply from a key reservoir, with a direct economic loss of between $5 and $17 million.

They also attempted to impose a “by-pass flow” that would have taken some 50 percent of the dry-year water supply provided from a Colorado municipal water storage facility.

In Idaho, a federal permittee was told he would have to bypass water to protect aquatic species or obtain an alternate source of water at a cost of $120,000.

In Arizona, where state law requires water rights be held by the person making the beneficial use of the water, the regional forester had demanded that water rights owned by grazing permittees be transferred to the feds – rights long established under state law for livestock purposes.

Federal agencies nationwide are using the ESA to try to override established water rights, state laws and the McCarran Act. More

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