Supporting Water Sharing in the Klamath Basin
For more than a century, farmers and ranchers, Native American Tribes and conservationists have battled over how to allocate the Klamath Basin’s limited water supplies. After devastating drought in 2001-2002 brought clashes between local communities to new heights, a broad coalition of more than 40 stakeholders negotiated the terms of three companion Klamath Agreements. After Congress failed to pass legislation to implement the Agreements in full, key players regrouped to find a way forward to remove four aging Klamath River dams to help restore the river and the communities that depend on it to ecological and economic health. The dams are now likely to be removed in 2023.
Since 2013, Public Good PR has supported coalitions representing a variety of stakeholder groups in the basin. In recent years, we have provided strategic and organizational support for a group of NGOs and Tribes working to promote a key element of Klamath River restoration: removing four aging hydroelectric dams from the river. We provide strategic communications advice, draft print and media outreach materials and foster effective communication among coalition members.