Hoopa Valley Tribe Wins Court Case to Protect Salmon

Hoopa Water Team-Mike Orcutt, Danny Jordan, Chairman Ryan Jackson, Tom Schlosser.On Wednesday, February 8, A United States District Court judge ruled that federal agencies must take preventative and emergency measures to reduce the incidence of disease among juvenile salmon, the major source of mortality limiting runs of returning adults to the Klamath River and its tributaries. This decision was welcomed by the Hoopa Valley Tribe, who initiated the lawsuit challenging the federal government’s inaction given two years of high disease rates and poor adult returns. Read More →

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is Being Sued in Federal Court

The California Sportsfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA), North Coast River Alliance, Friends of the River and the Winnemem Wintu Tribe have sued the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in Federal Court for failing to conduct a full environmental view of interim Central Valley Project (CVP) water delivery contracts. Read More →

Petition Circulating to Revisit Hoopa Commercial Fishing

A petition to put commercial fishing back on the Hoopa Tribal ballot is circulating amongst Tribal members, receiving more than the required 253 signatures on Monday, May 2. It is unclear if the issue will be placed on the June general election ballot or on a special election ballot. Read More →

Yurok Tribe Limits Spring Fishing

In response to the decline of wild spring chinook salmon of the Klamath-Trinity Basin and concern regarding the status of green sturgeon, the Yurok Tribal Council has closed the spring fishery for three days per week, in addition to several other conservation regulations Read More →