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Press Release: Victory March 28, 2007

Appeals Court Upholds Klamath Salmon Flows

Klamath Water Users efforts to deny fish water fails

Ta-tes Boulby, a member of the Yurok Tribe, fishes at the mouth of the Klamath River in Northern California. July 7, 2018.
(Martin do Nascimento / Earthjustice)
feature November 23, 2020

Reclaiming the Klamath

For the Yurok, the fight to protect the Klamath River and the Tribe’s way of life goes back centuries.

King salmon sit before being weighed on the docks in Ft. Bragg, CA. California's biggest water users—politically connected industrial farms—howl over every drop left in the river to benefit salmon instead of their crops of almonds, hay and alfalfa, and portray the issue as a survival contest between fish and people. They conveniently omit that salmon runs support a multibillion dollar fishing industry and that there is enough water to keep salmon and the fishing industry alive without fields going fallow.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
feature November 5, 2020

What You Should Know About Genetically Engineered Salmon

A short guide to the first laboratory-created animal approved for human consumption.

feature July 31, 2020

What You Need To Know About Endangered Salmon

And the once-in-a-generation opportunity to restore the lower Snake River, one of the greatest salmon rivers in the world.

feature September 9, 2013

Running on Empty: Fate of Salmon at Stake in Western Water Fight

Entire runs of salmon are losing out to a system of dams, pumps and diversions that take the flow of life from rivers along America’s West Coast.

Press Release March 27, 2023

Yurok Tribe and Fishermen Sue to Protect Klamath Salmon

Federal agency cuts flows as the largest river restoration project begins

Lower Granite Dam, one of the four massive dams on the Lower Snake River, that is driving wild salmon to extinction. The other three are Ice Harbor, Little Goose, and Lower Monumental.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
feature January 8, 2023

Why Restoration of the Lower Snake River is Necessary to Save Wild Salmon

It’s time for the four dams on the Lower Snake River to go and for our salmon to come home — to a free-flowing and healthy Snake River.

Members of the Yurok Tribe and Earthjustice gather outside a San Francisco courthouse in 2018.
(Martin do Nascimento / Earthjustice)
Press Release March 30, 2020

Yurok Tribe and Commercial Fishing Families Secure More Water for Klamath River Salmon

Bureau of Reclamation develops new three-year operations plan

Yurok Tribe members Tseeyaba Kinney, 2, and her father, Isaac, rally outside the Burton Federal Building in San Francisco on Apr. 10, 2018.
(Martin do Nascimento / Earthjustice)
Article May 1, 2018

Meet the People Whose Culture and Economic Stability Are Tied to Klamath River Salmon

To understand the importance of the latest court ruling, listen to those who depend on Klamath River salmon for their way of life.

A sockeye salmon in Little Redfish Lake Creek. Oncorhynchus nerka. Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Idaho.
(Neil Ever Osborne / Save Our Wild Salmon / iLCP)
feature April 5, 2022

Removing Four Dams Could Save These Wild Salmon from Extinction

The Pacific Northwest was home to one of the greatest salmon runs in the world — until four massive dams began restricting passage from the ocean to freshwater streams. Now, it’s up to communities in the region to work together, and to local elected leaders to join them.

The Klamath River has a basic problem: too much water promised to too many people. Now salmon are dying, causing local fishermen and tribal nations to suffer.
(Linda Tanner / CC by 2.0)
Article February 21, 2017

Fishermen Join Tribes, Conservation Groups, to Protect Klamath River Salmon

The Klamath River has a basic problem: too much water promised to too many people. Now salmon are dying, causing local fishermen and tribal nations to suffer.

Press Release September 26, 2002

In Midst of Salmon Kill, Fishermen Demand a Fair Share of the Water and Challenge Long-Term Plan for the Klamath Basin

Congressman Mike Thompson joins suit to save salmon

A small blade of grass in the corner of her mouth, this young grizzly takes a break from grazing to survey the meadow along Pilgrim Creek.
(Thomas D. Mangelsen)
feature May 12, 2021

Wildlife We’re Fighting For

Meet 16 of the hundreds of species Earthjustice has gone to court to protect.

A juvenile coho salmon.
(Roger Tabor / U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)
Press Release July 21, 2016

Commercial Fishing & Conservation Groups Join Native American Tribes’ Legal Action to Protect Klamath Salmon and Fishing Communities

Group’s 60-day notice of intent to sue Feds supports recent legal efforts by Yurok, Karuk and Hoopa Valley Tribes in response to massive fish disease outbreaks

Press Release October 18, 2005

Court Ruling Gives Hope to Klamath Salmon

Judges send government plan back to establish better balance

Press Release: Victory November 5, 2020

Federal Court Declares Genetically Engineered Salmon Unlawful

Court rules U.S. Food and Drug Administration failed to analyze the risk escaped engineered salmon pose to endangered wild salmon

Press Release January 19, 2012

California Groups Appeal Reduction of Salmon Protections

Weakening of science-based plan threatens salmon in the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers and Delta

feature October 2, 2015

The Endangered Species Act Under Fire

The success and significance of the Endangered Species Act, and Earthjustice’s efforts to safeguard the visionary law from impending threats in Congress, in a discussion with Legislative Counsel Marjorie Mulhall and Managing Attorney Tim Preso.