Straddling the border of Oregon and California (see it on a map), the Klamath Basin holds the greatest wetlands in the Western US, and is one of the most important places on Earth for birds.
Much of the wetlands have been lost, but there is spectacular potential for restoration. The Klamath is so important, beautiful, and full of history, I think it's one of the most compelling conservation issues in the world. You can explore the links to the left. Visit Oregon Wild to learn more.
Klamath Section Features
Introduction - You are here. Note this section has a different side menu from my main site. Thank you for your interest!
Slideshow Tour - An essential introduction to the Klamath Basin, the National Wildlife Refuges, and the conservation issues at stake.
Issue Overview - The place, the issues, and, most importantly, solutions for a bright, positive future.
Virtual Tour - A unique tour using Google Earth to acquaint you with the Basin and the Refuges. Get to know this amazing place!
Photo Galleries-View several hundred diverse photographs with captions. See wildlife, birds, plants, landscapes, and conservation issues.
History - The Klamath is steeped in history. Read an account of the last 10,000 years of history in the Klamath with links. Fascinating!
Before & After- Drag the bar to see cross-fading images showing the changes in the Klamath Basin.
Create-A-Scene - Fun for kids and adults. Click on birds and animals, move them around and scale them to make your own Klamath scene.
Birds - A audio-visual reference for 56 of the almost 300 bird species in the Klamath Refuges, with links to more photos.
Tule Magic Map - Click a series of layers to get an new look at the Tule Lake Refuge.You won't see this anywhere else.
Wildlife - Rabbits, coyote, mule deer, and more. The Klamath isn't just for the birds. Get to know some of the mammals here.
Plan a Visit - A wealth of information and links for planning a visit to the Lower Klamath and Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuges.