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Klamath Forest Alliance Collection
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The collection was created by the Klamath Forest Alliance (KFA) and Felice Pace (Mr.). Between the late 1980s and 2010, KFA, with Felice as its leader, played major roles in the "timber wars" in northwest California and southwest Oregon, including timber sale appeals and litigation to defend roadless areas, the Northern Spotted owl controversy, and efforts to protect Ancient Forests through federal legislation. KFA championed conservation biology approaches to protecting biological diversity and the protection of biological corridors linking protected areas, including via development of the Klamath Corridors Proposal and through national forest plans. KFA also worked to protect and restore Pacific Salmon species, to promote watershed restoration and the restoration economy as an alternative to timber dependence, and to persuade the Forest Service to decommission logging roads that posed watershed risks. Volunteer watershed advocacy in the Salmon and Scott River Basin and participation in the federal Klamath River Basin Restoration Program by KFA co-founders Felice Pace and Petey Brucker grew into KFA's River Program. The collection includes Felice's prior work with California Indigenous American tribes and NGOs, Siskiyou County, the Marble Mountain Audubon Society and the Siskiyou Regional Education Project that promoted bioregionalism and published Siskiyou Country Magazine in the 1980s. It includes press clip series on national forest and Klamath River issues and information on operations of the anti-environmental Wise Use Movement in Northern California and Southern Oregon.
See the websites for Klamath Forest Alliance and Felice Pace for current information. See the Biographical/Historical Essay by Felice Pace for historical context for the collection.
93 Cubic Feet: 87 Record Storage Boxes, 1 Oversize Box, 6 Photo "Shoeboxes"
Klamath Forest Alliance and Humboldt State University hold joint copyright to the materials of this collection that are authored by Felice Pace or the Klamath Forest Alliance until 2025, at which point Humboldt State University will gain full copyright to those materials. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce in any format please contact the Special Collections Librarian.
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