The KFA Team Works in Collaboration with Others to Protect this Diverse Region
Litigation by KFA and conservation allies led to the withdrawal of the Road 20 Project which proposed to pave access roads near Mt. Ashland on the Siskiyou Crest.
Litigation by KFA and Crag Law Center led to the withdrawal of approximately 3,000 acres of post-fire roadside logging on 118 miles of Forest Service road in the 2020 Slater Fire footprint and on the northern slopes of the Siskiyou Crest.
Litigation by KFA and conservation allies led to the withdrawal of the Klamath National Forests Crawford Timber Sale which proposed logging in occupied Northern spotted owl habitats in the Mid-Klamath River watershed.
Monitoring and advocacy by KFA led to the closure of three miles of illegal OHV trail in a small roadless habitat on the Modoc National Forest.
KFA and conservation allies successfully secured the withdrawal of the BLM’s Middle Applegate Timber Sale in the Wellington Butte Roadless Area.
KFA and conservation allies successfully advocated against the Clean Slate Timber Sale in the Deer Creek Watershed above Selma, Oregon. The project faced strong public opposition and did not sell at the federal timber auction.
KFA worked in coalition with allies to secure a conservation buyout of the 240 acre Black Mountain Parcel, which at the time, was owned by private timber interests and scheduled for industrial logging. This spectacularly diverse, old growth forest is located at the center of the Condrey Mountain Inventoried Roadless Area, a large LSR forest, and at the edge of the White Mountain Botanical Area on the northern slope of the Siskiyou Crest.
KFA and conservation allies secured the protection of 18 units and over 600 acres of post-fire logging proposed by the Klamath National Forest on the Siskiyou Crest, following the 2016 Gap Fire.
KFA and conservation allies successfully advocated for removal of over 6,000 acres of units from the Pickett West Timber Sale. The units were located on the Medford District BLM in the Illinois River Valley, Applegate Valley and on the Rogue River.
KFA forced the BLM to withdraw the Pilot Thompson Timber Sale on Medford District BLM land in the Applegate Valley due to changed environmental circumstances and invalid Endangered Species Consultation.
KFA and conservation allies forced the Klamath National Forest to alter the massive Westside post fire logging project. This entailed gaining more stringent terms and conditions to protect water quality, wild salmon and old growth dependent species. This included the withdrawal of 3,500 acres of logging units.
KFA successfully advocated for the closure of 10 unauthorized Off-Road Vehicle trails on the Medford District BLM and Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest.
KFA and conservation allies successfully advocated for cancellation of 1900 acres of post-fire logging units in the 2014 Beaver Fire area on the Klamath National Forest.
Litigation by KFA and conservation allies forced the Klamath National Forest to re-analyze three grazing allotments on the Siskiyou Crest. Requiring the agency to produce a new NEPA analysis with information on the impact of cattle trespass from the Klamath National Forest to the Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest.
KFA saved 35 acres of mature forest and Critical Habitat for the Northern spotted owl on the North Fork Salmon River from post-fire logging.
KFA and conservation allies successfully stopped the Fruit Growers Supply (FGS) Company, a local logging company and subsidiary of the Sunkist Corporation from implementing a so-called Habitat Conservation Plan that would have include 80 northern spotted owl “take” permits and allowed 150,000 acres of private land logging in the Klamath-Siskiyou Mountains.
KFA and allies won a lawsuit that prevented the US Forest Service from reauthorizing grazing in the Marble Mountain Wilderness without conducting an environmental review.
KFA and allies stopped Forest Service plans to conduct post-fire logging in the Kangaroo Inventoried Roadless Area on the Klamath National Forest following the 2012 Fort Goff Fire.
KFA joined forces with the Karuk Tribe to successfully litigate the Orleans “Community Fuels Reduction” Healthy Forest Restoration Act project. The Federal Court ruled that the USFS violated the National Historical Preservation Act and was required to mitigate impacts to significant Indigenous ceremonial lands. The project was then withdrawn.
KFA stopped over 500 acres of destructive post-fire logging on the Happy Camp Ranger District of the Klamath National Forest.
KFA successfully worked to cancel the Wickett Timber Sale on the Happy Camp Ranger District, Klamath National Forest.
KFA litigation stopped logging in 744 acres of old-growth forest in the Meteor Timber Sale on the Salmon River District of the Klamath National Forest.
KFA and allies prevailed in litigation upholding the Aquatic Conservation Strategy of the Northwest Forest Plan.
KFA started the now independent Klamath Riverkeeper organization as a KFA program. The program focused on efforts to increase efforts to clean up water quality in the Klamath Basin.
KFA won a precedent setting lawsuit preventing the Redding District BLM from shrinking the Horseshoe Ranch Wildlife Area in half. The area is part of a critical biological corridor for wildlife and is now protected in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.
KFA stopped the Sims “Salvage” Timber Sale on the Six Rivers NF, which proposed to clearcut 125 acres in Northern Spotted Owl Critical Habitat and would have impacted Grouse Creek, a critical salmon spawning creek.
KFA prevents post fire logging in the Orleans Mountain Roadless Area after the Big Bar Fire.
KFA successfully challenged the first Biological Opinion produced by NMFS concerning the Bureau of Reclamation’s Klamath Irrigation Project on ESA-listed Coho Salmon. This lawsuit became a key factor in convincing Pacific Corp to negotiate dam removal on the Klamath River.
KFA wins a precedent setting lawsuit challenging Klamath National Forest plans to reconstruct flood damaged roads without environmental review. These roads were deemed likely to adversely effect coho salmon and the project was canceled.
KFA sues the National Marine Fisheries Service forcing them to list Coho salmon coast-wide under provision of the federal Endangered Species Act.
KFA wins federal litigation blocking post fire logging in the Grider Creek Roadless Area adjacent to the Marble Mountains Wilderness Area to protect connectivity and the unique biological corridor between the Marble Mountains and the Siskiyou Crest.