Our Klamath Basin Water Crisis
Upholding rural Americans' rights to grow food,
own property, and caretake our wildlife and natural resources.
A coot's perspective
Cooperative farming on the refuges provides this source of energy along with the hundreds of thousands of acres of private lands that are utilized by migrating fowl. The critters recognize no refuge boundary and the farm and ranch lands provide.
Myth No. 2: Irrigated agriculture takes habitat away from wildlife. For those critters that stay to reproduce in the Klamath Basin, the irrigation systems provide hundreds of miles of seasonal waterways and thousands of acres of seasonal wetlands.
This boisterous spring day an old coot sits on the leeward side of the levee watching thousands of geese hopping back and forth from man-made refuge channel to private alfalfa field. It's spectacular, it's beneficial and it's the truth.
President of Klamath Water Users Board of Directors
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