Patagonia recently published “Born With This,” a story following CalTrout’s Michael Wier and Andrew Braugh down the river as they recount the historic importance of removing 4 obsolete dams on the Klamath River and open more than 400 river miles of spawning and rearing habitat for salmon and steelhead.
“Last fall I had the honor of hosting the crew from Patagonia on the Klamath River. We traveled from the mid-Klamath basin all the way down to the coast talking to the people and gaining local perspective on the Klamath and Dam removals. I’m here again on the Klamath as I’m writing this. I have to say this is one of my favorite projects that CalTrout is involved with. It’s truly incredible to be part of what will be the largest river restoration projects in history. I can’t wait to see a free-flowing mid-Klamath River again in a few years from now. Steve has come up with a great well-rounded story that is very much worth the read.” – Michael Wier, CalTrout Field Reporter and Fly Fishing Ambassador
“In the rural West, there is a real fear that environmentalists are out there to take the water or sue you and put you out of business. Perceived or real is beside the point. We have to counter that and offer solutions.” – Drew Braugh. Mt. Shasta/Klamath Regional Director