Tag Archives: Coastal Issues

Yurok indians seek land for a tribal park on the North Pacific Coast

Klamath Rivermouth
Klamath Rivermouth, Del Norte County, Northern California. Photo Source: US Corps of Engineers.


The Klamath River rises in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Oregon, and flows about 263 miles (423 km) southwest through northern California, cutting through the southern Cascade Range to empty into the Pacific Ocean.

The Yurok were a sedentary coastal hunter/gatherer Pacific Coast Indian nation that relied heavily on fishing. They occupied the valley of the lower Klamath River and the neighboring coast…

Read Full Article, the Los Angeles Times

Yurok Tribe

Russ Rymer

New York Times, Struggling Tribe, Dark Side to a Windfall
The Yurok Indians, the largest tribe in California and one of the poorest.

Decline of West Coast fog brought higher coastal temperatures last 60 years

Photograph: © SAF – Coastal Care


Fog is a common feature along the West Coast, but a University of Washington scientist has found that summertime coastal fog has declined since 1950 while coastal temperatures have increased slightly.

Fog formation appears to be controlled by a high-pressure system normally present off the West Coast throughout the summer, said James Johnstone, a postdoctoral researcher with the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean at the UW…

Original Article,the University of Washington