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What We Do

We work to protect and restore the extraordinary biological diversity of the Klamath-Siskiyou region of Southwest Oregon and Northern California. KS Wild values healthy forests and rivers and we advocate for wildlife and wildlands. We work with partners in collaboration to restore our region and defend our wild places from a range of threats.

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phat-trees-unit21-8_web.gifProtecting Forests

The forests of the Klamath Siskiyou Mountains are some of the most diverse and biologically rich in the world. Clear streams still flow here. Old-growth still towers here. Salmon still spawn here. Rare wildflowers still bloom here. Wildlands still offer renewal and adventure here. And we aim to keep it that way.

wolverine.jpegSafeguarding Wildlife

Whether furred, feathered or finned, the array of species in the region is remarkable. The unique geological history of our region gives rise to some of the most diverse plant life on earth. The Klamath-Siskiyou region is a refuge for wild nature. 

rogue-raft_web.jpgPreserving Rivers

The rivers of the Klamath-Siskiyou provide a refuge for wild salmon, clean water for communities and extraordinary recreational opportunities. Largely defined by the Rogue River watershed in the north and the Klamath River watershed in the south, the Klamath-Siskiyou region also includes the Trinity, Upper Sacramento, Smith and Chetco Rivers. 

mt-a-hike.gifRetaining Wildlands 

The Klamath-Siskiyou region is home to the largest expanse of wildlands on the West Coast. Every year, tens of thousands of visitors come to southern Oregon and northern California to experience this treasure trove of craggy peaks, wild rivers and ancient forests.

dead salmon.jpgDefending against Threats

KS Wild works to defend the wild places we hold valuable from destructive threats such as logging, mining and dirty energy development. From holding our public agencies accountable for responsible management to region-wide community organizing efforts against bad development projects, we are always on the watch for the KS. 

round-valley.jpgCollaborating for Restoration

KS Wild embraces the adage, “protect the best, restore the rest.” While a fair bit of our region is comprised of wildlands that don’t need assistance, there are large expanses of degraded forests and entire watersheds that are over-cut, over-grazed and over-roaded. They need our help.