Our Klamath Basin
Upholding rural Americans' rights to grow food,
own property, and caretake our wildlife and natural resources.
Many people have stake in
preserving access to federal lands
Letter to the editor of Herald and News by Jerry
Anderson Klamath Falls February 4, 2007
The Klamath Basin Alliance is a diverse group of
Klamath Basin citizens formed in 2003 to keep our
public lands under public ownership with multiple
use management for the benefit of all users and
The great quality of life in the Klamath Basin is
in large part due to outstanding national forest
lands in our Basin and the unlimited public access
to these lands.
All residents who enjoy any and all-year-around
outdoor activities can partake in the countless
recreational, vocational and economical
opportunities these lands provide.
Thousands of tourists visit each year to do those
same things in turn supporting tourism in the
Basin that funnels huge financial assets to many
local economies and businesses.
Federal funds in lieu of taxes are paid to Klamath
County each year that helps pay for our schools
and road systems.
The Klamath Basin Alliance recently submitted a
request to the Klamath County commissioners
requesting a resolution solidifying the position
of keeping our public land open for everyone to
utilize and enjoy.
The Klamath Basin Alliance is hopeful that our
commissioners will take a stand for the citizens
of the Klamath Basin to go on record as being
opposed to the sale of, trading of, or the giving
of any current public lands to any other entity
The Klamath Basin Alliance also submits to
everyone that, only through open public meetings
such as the one scheduled for Feb. 6 with the
commissioners, can positive meaningful dialogue
develop that helps to preserve the bright future
of the Klamath Basin by maintaining the critical
ecosystems and crucial watershed as well as the
wonderful recreation resources and the huge
economic benefits for all citizens and for future
Thursday May 07, 2009 09:14 AM Pacific
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