What We Do
R2R partners directly with Indigenous governments and communities on on-the-ground legal and policy initiatives to restore and preserve ecosystems, including but not limited to fisheries habitat, forest health, landscape management, water quality, and water quantity.
R2R engages in policy reform efforts to support Tribal sovereignty and Indigenous natural resource conservation interests resources through collaboration with other organizations, philanthropic partners, non-Indigenous governments, and public education efforts. R2R utilizes opportunities to influence and provide recommendations on important natural resource policies affecting Indigenous governments and communities.
Klamath River Restoration – The Klamath River is an extremely productive watershed with a vast range of biodiversity, both terrestrial and aquatic. Once the third-largest producer of salmon on the West Coast, only 1-5% of the historical salmon runs remain and over a dozen native species are now listed under the federal and/or state endangered species acts. R2R in partnership with the Yurok Tribe works on Klamath Dam removal, habitat restoration, instream flows, and personhood rights for the Klamath River.
California Landback – California initiated a 30x30 conservation program that will give Tribes an opportunity to acquire land for conservation management. R2R staff is working with Tribes and organizations to support this state effort.
Climate Resilience – R2R is developing a framework to support Tribes on climate resilience work, including planning and projects to leverage federal funding opportunities to protect Tribal resources.
Policy Development – R2R will provide forward-thinking policy papers on water and natural resource management policy to support Tribal interests and Indigenous-led partnerships.
Work Spotlight: Klamath River Restoration
The Klamath River is an extremely productive watershed with a vast range of biodiversity, both terrestrial and aquatic. Once the third-largest producer of salmon on the West Coast, over a dozen native fish species are now listed under the federal and/or state endangered species acts. R2R works in partnership with the Yurok Tribe on:
Basin-wide restoration projects to protect and benefit native resident and anadromous fish and improve river health.
Klamath Dam Removal by providing legal, policy, and technical assistance to the Yurok Tribe.
Clean water for river, fish, and people. Working with the Yurok Tribe to assert its federally reserved water rights.
Upholding the Klamath River's Personhood Rights.
IN THE NEWS
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The Last Day of the Klamath River Dams