Klamath River Natural History from a Raft
Instructors: Joshua Strange, Ph.D., Craig Tuss
Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017
Location: Happy Camp to Ferry’s Point
Drift down the Klamath River as you learn all about its geologic origins and unusual course from high desert farmland to steep, wild mountain canyons. We’ll ride a portion of this majestic river in its rush to the Pacific and discuss the Klamath’s stream ecology, including its unique temperature profile, the secret life of its freshwater mussels, and much more. We’ll also watch for abundant wildlife — including Osprey, Bald and Golden Eagles —hunting and nesting along the river, and hear how native tribes have relied on the Klamath’s bounty and cleverly managed its resources. We will discuss human threats as well as opportunities to help restore this mighty river of salmon to its former glory and a symbol of hope. Rafts and guiding provided by Liquid Expeditions.
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