“Made in the Shade: Projects aim to cool the waters of Lone Pine Creek“, by Mark Freeman, February 19, 2015, Medford Mail Tribune. The article describes the work of Lomakatsi’s Education Director Nicole Del Pizzo with Eugene Weir from The Freshwater Trust on two sites where tree-planting will substantially cool water temperature in the summer when it is most needed for healthy fisheries, and which are also good locations to involve local schools and youth groups.
Effort to improve oak tree habitat receives funding — Work includes removing unwanted species, reseeding, Jan. 20, 2015, by Lacey Jarrell, Herald and News, Klamath Falls.
Grant will help restore ‘legacy’ oak habitat in Southern Oregon and Northern California — New grant will help Lomakatsi restore 3,000 acres of ‘legacy’ oak habitat, Jan. 16, 2015, by Mark Freeman, Medford Mail Tribune.
Outdoor classroom: Hands-on training, tribal history included in restoration project July 26, 2014, by Nora Avery-Page, Herald and News, Klamath Falls, Oregon. For more about Lomakatsi’s Klamath Tribal Youth Training & Employment Program in the summer of 2014, with Lomakatsi photos, click here.
Fire Line to the Future: Students learn forestry skills while helping improve the health of Ashland’s watershed, July 23, 2013, by Paul Fattig, Ashland Daily Tidings, re. Lomakatsi’s Ashland Watershed Youth Training and Employment Program.
Students Work on Preserving Watershed, by Rob Scott, July 17, 2013, Newswatch KDRV 12, re Lomakatsi’s Ashland Watershed Youth Training and Employment Program. Article and video with student interviews.
Fire knows no boundaries: Crews thin forest above Ashland on Forest Service, city and private lands, June 22, 2013, by Vickie Aldous, Ashland Daily Tidings. “Work that is going on now around Ashland is being held up as one of six national models for cross-boundary wildfire fuels reduction work.” re the Ashland Fire Resiliency Project
Region’s oak stands ecologically important: Experts meet to discuss successful restoration work, December 4, 2012, Devan Schwartz, Herald and News, Klamath Falls, Oregon
Organizations collaborate to establish restoration — Project managers report boost of workers’ skills, November 25, 2012, by Devan Schwartz, Herald and News, Klamath Falls, Oregon
Managing to make it work: Ashland watershed cooperative thinning project producing results, July 26, 2012, by Sam Wheeler, Medford Mail Tribune.
Saving Oregon’s oak woodlands – a collaborative necessity, 02/02/12, Natural Resources Conservation Service, “Conservation Showcase,” re the oak restoration project coordinated by Lomakatsi in the Colestin Valley, with photos
Forest Warriors, — Tribal group conducts restoration projects, gets on-the-job training, Jan 26, 2012, Herald & News, Klamath Falls, OR, featuring the Klamath Tribes, The Nature Conservancy, and Lomakatsi. For more info about the site at Sycan Marsh, click here and here.
Siskiyou Land Conservancy & Lomakatsi Begin Large Restoration Project on the South Fork Smith River, July 5, 2011 Working with a private landowner and Oregon’s Lomakatsi Restoration Project, Siskiyou Land Conservancy embarks on one of the most significant projects in the organization’s history.
Partners –A Unity of Effort Saving Oregon Oaks in the Colestin Valley, 11/15/11, US Fish & Wildlife Service Journal
“Oaks offer habitat for migratory birds — Yet only about 4 to 7 percent of Oregon’s original oak woodland habitat remains, by Paul Fattig, Medford Mail Tribune, June 23, 2011.
About Lomakatsi’s “Central Umpqua –Mid Klamath Oak Habitat Restoration Project” — the need for restoring oak habitat, and how it is being addressed by Lomakatsi and others through the Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative of the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.
“Bringing ‘balance’ to nature — Klamath Tribal members hope to use skills on ancestral land“, by Vickie Aldous, Ashland Daily Tidings, May 26, 2011
“Lomakatsi – Working With Students To Restore Balance To Our National Forest,” by Emily Taylor, June 5, 2010, Tenthmil News, June 5, 2010,
Restoration Initiation, watershed thinning begins, 5-25-10 (pdf) Lomakatsi crews began work Monday on 7,600-acre project to reduce combustibles. by Vickie Aldous, Ashland Daily Tidings, ADT website link
City joins watershed partnership — Thinning project should reduce wildfire threat, by Vickie Aldous, Ashland Daily Tidings, January 20, 2010
Elementary kids help restore banks of Ashland Creek — Effort continues this week during Lomakatsi’s annual Streamside Forest Recovery Week, by Mark Freeman, Ashland Daily Tidings, November 8, 2010
City to look at forest thinning plan teamwork — Economic and cultural development grants up for discussion, by Vickie Aldous, Ashland Daily Tidings, January 18, 2010
“Ashland Based Organization Has Long Term and Region-Wide Impact,” by Jude Wait, Ashland Magazine, Winter, 2008, pp. 58-60.
“Lomakatsi has a decade of mastery,” by Emily Harris, Ashland Daily Tidings, November 27, 2004
“Creating Economical Solutions for Forest Restoration: Small-Diameter Poles and the Economizer,” By Dave Levine, K-S Wild News, Spring, 2003, pp. 3-4