Public Lands Program
Orleans Community Fuels Reduction Project
Siskiyou Land Conservancy has partnered with other North Coast conservation groups to shape policy and projects on public lands. A success occurred with the Orleans Community Fuels Reduction Project, on the Klamath River in Humboldt County. Over nearly four years SLC worked to transform this project from an industrial logging plan with 14 miles of new roads to an actual forest health project with under 1 mile of new roads.
Siskiyou Land Conservancy has worked to protect habitat on the Klamath River, one of the three most important salmon streams on the West Coast. Whether through dam removal or working to return water to the Scott and Shasta Rivers, among other projects, the Klamath is one of the most “recoverable” or impaired large watersheds in North America. Siskiyou Land Conservancy’s work on the Scott and Shasta Rivers was featured on the front page of the San Francisco Chronicle (Sep. 13, 2009).