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Taking Down Walls

MKWC Fire and Fuels Program Co-Director Nancy Bailey reflects on the ways walls are impacting us in the Klamath watershed and beyond, and why it makes sense to take them down.
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Bridging the Community Food Divide

MKWC Foodsheds Program Director Ramona Taylor looks back on what the upstart initiative was able to accomplish in five years - as measured in bridges built and evidenced by a greater love for kale in gradeschool demographics.
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Confessions of an Informal Educator: Informal Evaluation

MKWC Watershed Education Director Carol Earnest practices the art of informal evaluation to gauge how well the program is reaching the young people who participate. Here she reflects on the methods she uses to gather information, and what she can learn by…
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The World According To Salmon

MKWC Water Monitoring Coordinator Jimmy Peterson reports out on what he's seeing, through the eyes of the salmon that benefit from MKWC's work.
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Why Solar Power is Bad For The Klamath Region

MKWC Director Luna Latimer has begun peeling back the layers on the complex debate over renewable energy sources. In this edition of the Klamath Waypoint blog she scrutinizes biomass as one potential solution to our dirty energy dilemmas and goes on to we…
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Wildfire + Drought = Downer, Prescribed Fire + Training = Hope

A conference on fire behavior got MKWC Fire and Fuels project coordinator Chris Root thinking about how the nature of fire on our landscape is changing out of necessity. Here's what he was thinking after he attended the confab at the site of the catastrop…
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Picking Our Own Peaches

MKWC Foodsheds Program Director Ramona Taylor retraces the steps that brought her to work for healthy, local food systems in the Middle Klamath watershed.
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Curiosity and the Catkin

MKWC Plants Director Tanya Chapple observes a curious springtime plant habit: wind pollination!
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Immersing In The Flow of Time

Mid Klamath Watershed Council's Michael Max Hentz dips his toe into the elusive river of time from his vantage point in the Elk Creek sub-watershed of the Middle Klamath.
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Appreciating What We Have

MKWC Outreach and Development Director Erica Terence dives into the topic of why fish and fish habitat matter to her, even though she doesn't live to reel them in. Can you help in the mission to restore the Klamath River system?
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Salmon In The Treetops: A Critical Feedback Loop

So why do watershed restoration practitioners like to talk about woody debris so much? And not just any woody debris, especially LARGE woody debris. Mid Klamath Watershed Council Watershed Education Director and Fisheries Project Coordinator Jillienne Bis…
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Letter to Smokey

Mid Klamath Watershed Council (MKWC) Fire and Fuels co-director Nancy Bailey penned a letter to Smokey, expressing her mixed feelings about Smokey's legacy and relevance today. Read her letter to this changing cultural icon.
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Back To The Future

Lead maintainer and improver of the Panamnik Building Michael Stearns looks back and forward for the old grocery store turned community center along the Klamath River in Orleans.
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Owl Surveyor Weighs Intervention Against Evolution

MKWC Wildlife Program Director Heather Campbell sums up the results of our owl surveys to date, and takes a longer view of the survival of Northern Spotted Owls in the face of degraded habitat and Barred Owl invasions.
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A River Lover's Guide To River Foam (It's Not All Bad)

MKWC Fisheries Director Charles Wickman fishes for the meaning of river foam found in the Middle Klamath and beyond.
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Restoration March Madness: Join Us!

Erica Terence writes about the slough of watershed restoration activities MKWC is organizing this month, and how you can get involved.
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How To Ditch A Century of Fire Suppression

Mid Klamath Watershed Council Executive Director recounts the harrowing Rainbow Mine burn during last year's wildfires in the Middle Klamath Region.
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