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A never-ending fight


Congratulations to Anna V. Smith on her great article (“Reclaiming the Klamath,” HCN, 6/11/18). It’s really well done. I was a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service managing the Klamath River Restoration Program from 1975 to 1980, and I worked closely with the Yurok Tribe, gathering salmon harvest and population data on the river. I then went on to manage the Indian Fish and Wildlife Program at the Department of Interior before retiring in 2005, working closely with tribes all across the country.

So sad to see what has happened on the Klamath and Trinity rivers, and glad to see folks like you are around to document the never-ending fight for the resource and tribal rights.

Gary Rankel
Citrus Hills, Florida