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Klamath Forest Alliance
Address: PO BOX 820
518 N Hwy 3
Etna, CA 96027
Telephone: 916-467-5405
Fax: not listed
Status: 501(c)(3)
EIN: 68-0204089
1998 revenue: $172,259
1998 assets:
Founded: 1989
Exempt since: 1994

Coalitions: Klamath Forest Alliance is a member organization of:
Clean Water Network, 1200 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005
America's Forest Heritage at Risk, Wilderness Society
Collaborative Learning Circle c/o Rogue Institute for Ecology and Economy, 762 A Street, Ashland, OR 97520

HARMS: Has a long history of lawsuits to destroy the resource economy of Northern California.

  • December 1989: Suit to halt Grider Timber Sale.
  • May 1993: Challenged Timber Harvest Plan (THP) submitted by private company. Alleged Clean Water Act and California Forest Practice Act violations.
  • 1994: Sued to stop Northwest Forest Plan.
  • Fall, 1995: Sued to stop implementation of forest plans on Klamath, Shasta-Trinity, Six Rivers, and Mendocino National Forests (This suit undermined a local group seeking solutions; this suit caused such controversy that the Siskiyou Forest Management Roundtable disbanded for the breach of trust this lawsuit represented).
  • August 1996: Filed appeal attacking environmental assessment process for grazing permit for Cuddihy Range Grazing Permit Allotment (50 pairs of cows on 54,000 acres).
  • October 1997: Suit against City of Klamath Falls for sewage treatment.
  • November 1997: Suit against Columbia Plywood in Klamath Falls and the Bureau of Reclamation under Clean Water Act alleging invalid permits.
  • July 1998: Suit against USFS, BLM in Seattle for not following NW Forest Plan
  • July 1998: Suit against USFS in Sacramento for road reconstruction that is "a big part of the reason our salmon and steelhead stocks are on the brink of extinction."
  • Fall 1998: Suit to reform agricultural practices in Tule Lake and Lower Klamath Wildlife Refuges. Suit dismissed.
  • Fall 1998: Filed 3 suits alleging Clean Water Act violations in Upper Klamath Basin.
  • 1999: Suit challenging NMFS decision not to list Klamath Province Steelhead.
  • February 1999: Began action to add Northern Goshawk to Endangered Species list.
  • Spring 1999: Suit against USFS to halt repair of flood damaged roads. Resulted in halt to all road repair on Klamath National Forest.
  • April 1999: Filed Notice of Intent to Sue in order to force listing of Yreka Phlox as an endangered species.
  • June 1999: Intervened in suit on Garcia River. KFA position advocates logging and agriculture being considered as point sources of pollution.
  • May 1999: Filed appeal with Siskiyou County Air Pollution Control Board in an attempt to stop the Medicine Lake Geothermal Project.
  • June 1999: Filed suit to stop numerous logging sales under NW Forest Plan "survey and manage" guidelines.
  • December 1999: Filed suit to stop local gravel project and seek $1,000,000 in personal damages for stress to environmental activists. County is indemnified by project developer Kiewit, but landowners are not.

Grants received:
Note: This organization was heavily controlled by grants from the W. Alton Jones Foundation during 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, and 1997.

Weeden Foundation
For Forest Protection Program
$20,000 1997

The Homeland Foundation
$15,000 1997

Richard & Rhoda Goldman Fund
For Forest Protection Program, rural-based, grassroots public and private land protection organization working to conserve forest and river ecosystems in Northern California and Southern Oregon
$20,000 1997

W. Alton Jones Foundation, Inc.
To build a community-based constituency for forest protection, and to influence Forest Service management in northern California and southwestern Oregon.
$80,000 1997

Foundation for Deep Ecology
For Wildlands Protection Project
$10,000 1996

Compton Foundation, Inc.
$10,000 1996

W. Alton Jones Foundation, Inc.
To monitor forest practices in national forests in Klamath region of Oregon and California and to encourage community support for sustainable forest management
$25,000 1996

W. Alton Jones Foundation, Inc.
To monitor implementation of Clinton Administration forest plan and to protect ancient forests in Pacific Northwest
$25,000 1995

W. Alton Jones Foundation, Inc.
For local support of forest protection
$30,000 1992

W. Alton Jones Foundation, Inc.
For Ancient Forest Advocacy Project to monitor and reform government and private management of timber lands in the Klamath
$30,000 1991

The Needmor Fund
For third-year general operating support
$10,000 1991

The Needmor Fund
For third-year general operating support
$13,000 1991

Klamath Forest Alliance is governed by a board of directors that receives no compensation:

David Jacques, President