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Overview presentation of the goals and programatic structure of the Klamath Basin Tribal Youth Program. Including an overview of the weekly structure and activitie within the program. The goal was to expose the students to a range of natural resource and climate change relate issues confronting tribes, organizations, agencies, and communities of the Klamath Basin and incorporate personal stories with available scientific information.
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The Quartz Valley Indian Reservation will partner with tribes, federal agencies and higher education institutions in the Klamath Basin on a tribal youth intern program for the summer of 2014. This program will build on current efforts to integrate western science and TEK for climate change planning and adaptation in the Klamath Basin.
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The Quartz Valley Indian Reservation will partner with tribes, federal agencies and higher education institutions in the Klamath Basin on a tribal youth intern program for the summer of 2014. This program will build on current efforts to integrate western science and TEK for climate change planning and adaptation in the Klamath Basin.
The Quartz Valley Indian Reservation (QVIR) partnered with tribes, federal agencies, watershed councils, and higher education institutions in the Klamath Basin for this project during summer of 2014. This project built upon current efforts to integrate western science and traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) for climate change planning and adaptation in the Klamath Basin. North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative (NPLCC), Northwest Climate Science Center (NW CSC), and additional federal funding from the USDA Forest Service and other federal agencies supported five tribal interns. The internship project was 10-weeks in the summer 2014. The tribal students were college-level from the Klamath Tribes, QVIR,...
The Klamath Basin is under constant stress due to a changing climate, unpredictable weather patterns, and management of the forests. The physical geography of the Klamath Basin itself is at the heart of many of the regions ecological issues. With much of the Western U.S. suffering from several years of drought, the disruptions caused by urbanization, expansive agriculture, and climate change are causing problems for the traditional practices of the members of the Klamath Tribes in the Upper Klamath Basin. The Klamath Basin sprawls over the state boundary of California and Oregon, politically dividing the upper and lower basins. Vast differences in landscape, ecology, and topography further isolate the communities...
Wildfires, Traditional Burning, and Prescribed have been a way of shaping the landscape of the Klamath Basin for thousands of years. I’ve been researching these subjects for the past summer during my internship for the KBTYP (Klamath Basin Tribal Youth Program). In my time spent up and down the Klamath Basin I have found a great interest in fire, so I decided to write my report on it. This report will detail information about the different types of burning and how each one has a different effect on the climate of the Klamath Basin. It’s been a great experience for me and I have learned a lot from different agencies and people such as, tribal governments, tribal elders, fish and wildlife, people from various communities,...
On July 31st, 2014 a fire started on the Lower Salmon River Basin and continued to burn upstream. This fire gave local scientists and water quality managers an opportunity to study how fires in the ecosystem can impact our fisheries. (Robinson, 2013) In a theoretically “perfect” world there should never be a “bad” fire. For example, back before the Europeans and foreigners arrived, long before forest service was around, the native people used fire so frequently that when lightning would touch down that all the lightning would do nothing but burn all the unwanted brush or tress that wasn’t useful and using a lot of groundwater that can also be generated more toward the old growth. It wasn’t until the forest service...
The six federally recognized tribes of the Klamath Basin have depended on traditional foods for survival since time immemorial. Frequent, low-severity fires were implemented historically by tribal peoples to help enhance traditional foods and manage forest growth. For the Karuk Tribe, living in the Mid-Klamath region, over 75% of traditional foods were enriched by fire (Norgaard 2014). Due to the enactment of fire suppression as a national policy for almost a century, many tribal members today do not have access to traditional foods, negatively impacting biological and psychological health. The procurement of traditional foods requires detailed knowledge of the environment, and since the tribal peoples of the Klamath...


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