River of Renewal
Jack Kohler (Karuk/Yurok/Hoopa) returns to his tribe to discover how politics and economics have impacted tribal fishing and the environment after industry changes the Klamath River's ecosystem. More »
Program Length: 57 minutes
Production Staff: Jack Kohler (Karuk/Yurok/Hoopa) & Stephen Most
Production Company: Trxt Productions, Pikiawish Partners, Specialty Studios
Website for River of Renewal
Additional Resources: Viewer Guide
Public Broadcast Release: November 2009
Eight years in the making, River of Renewal chronicles the on going battle over the resources of Northern California's and Oregon's Klamath Basin. The film reveals how different dominant groups over the generations have extracted resources from the Klamath Basin with disastrous consequences including the collapse of wild salmon populations.
This collision between sustainability and exploitation of our precious and dimishing resources. The outcome may be the largest dam removal project in history and the restoration of a once vital river.
Tags: fishing, Klamath Basin, environmental, Oregon
Product ID: RIVR-09-E