The Northern Goshawk is a fierce, wildly majestic and territorial bird. Found throughout the Klamath Mountains, this raptor prefers closed canopy old growth forests, to roost and hunt from. They show a great fidelity to their nest sites. Logging and road building, especially on private lands has fragmented habitat, so today we are fighting to preserve and protect the ancient forests and roadless areas that this species depends on.
The Klamath River and its tributaries, once supported native peoples, and later a commercial fishery before salmon runs were reduced over 90%. The Coho has been listed under the Endangered Species Act and the Chinook has recently been petitioned. KFA advocates for; Clean Water, Environmental Justice of Native Tribes, the removal of dams, stopping bad logging and mining projects, and challenging the use of irrigation water throughout the Klamath Basin & Refuges.
Usually found in the higher elevations of the Klamath Mountains, Martens prefer good forest cover and large logs for denning. The American Marten, and the elusive Humboldt Marten require large tracts of undisturbed forest to move between watersheds. Stopping logging in roadless areas, and preserving pockets of ancient forests between watersheds and riparian reserves, is critical to the long-term survival of this species.
Although Eagles can be found throughout the Klamath region, the greatest concentration of Bald Eagles can be found in the Klamath Basin and around Goose Lake. Both Bald Eagles and Golden Eagles prefer nesting in large trees with open branches, which is why we have focused on stopping logging projects that remove large trees in known nesting areas.