An impressive and beautiful film, capturing the heart of the wild Klamath Siskiyou region. You can watch the entire film below, and also make sure to visit www.ksfilm.org to learn more about the project, the filmaker, and ways to get involved.
Klamath from Aaron Moffatt on Vimeo.
On October 14, 2016 Senator Jeff Merkely held a public hearing on the proposed expansion of the approximately 62,000 acres Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, which includes the Pilot Rock area. It was designated by President Clinton in 2000 as the nation's first monument to biodiversity and contains extraordinary plant and animal diversity. The region is considered a unique biological crossroads for wildlife and plants dispersing across the Cascades, Siskiyous, and Coast Range. It is the nation's only monument to biodiversity.
Scientists, including Geos Institute, have been calling for expansion of the monument to enable wildlife migrations facing unprecedented climate change and development in the surroundings.
The U.S. Senate held a hearing on Sept. 22 in the Energy and Natural Resources Committee that included legislation introduced by Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley to permanently protect some of the nation's most outstanding landscapes and rivers from destructive mining. Geos Institute's Chief Scientist, Dr. Dominick DellaSala, submitted testimony in support of this much needed legislation.
Read the full testimony here
From Crater Lake to the Coast
Join us for an online road tour down the Mystic Corridor, between Crater Lake National Park and the Pacific Coast, with its world-class recreation sites and scenic attractions. This tour crosses the northern part of the Klamath-Siskiyou region on highways 62, 234, 99, and 199.
For each stop on this virtual tour, you will find:
- a 2 to 3 minute video about the site and what you can do there
- driving directions and a map
- links to more information and resources