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Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge

Dorris, California
County of Siskiyou.
Lower Klamath Lake
National Register Number: 66000238
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Landscape - conservation area. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Certified Local Government: NO
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: http://www.klamathnwr.org/.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 12, 1965):
Established in 1908, this was the first large area of public land to be set aside as a wildlife refuge. Superimposed on an existing federal reclamation project, the marshes and lakes of the wildlife reservation were drained for agricultural purposes until intensive water management measures were initiated in 1940 to bring the refuge back to productivity. The refuge is an outstanding illustration of the 20th-century conflict between utilitarian (or reclamation) interests and conservation interests in the use of public lands and of the introduction of scientific management principles into wildlife conservation.

It is an intensively managed National Wildlife Refuge, there is work done everyday. There are no threats.

There are no changes reported

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