Stakeholders have been identified but have not publicly stated why they are involved.
Regarding big developers, not that we can see. However The Nature Conservancy has acquired, along with gov't agencies, nearly 100,000 acres ag land above the Klamath Project called Off-Project. On the stakeholder email list is Sam Walton who has said he has a dam removal company. FWS has stated in the past and enviro groups that they'd like to return much of our basin into wetlands (It was a relatively deep lake, not all wetlands), yes, for tourism. This is a scenic byway and they're working on Heritage areas. Most of our area is gov't owned..FWS, BLM, FS, Park Service. Much wildlands acreage.
No other resourses, except gold mining on the Klamath River which the enviros and Karuk Tribe repeatedly and currently are suing to shut them down.
Regarding selling, previously American Land Conservancy tried a willing seller scheme to get gov't funds to buy private land, then they would take our FWS refuges out of agricultural production, land being leased by irrigators. We are the most important stop on the Pacific Flyway for bird migration; our farms produce more than half the feed for the birds which eat 70 million pounds.
The community opposed this willing seller plan. However, presently some of those who were on the willing seller committee farm those leaselands, so they support the KBRA, which helps lock in farming on the gov't leases. They are now B ground for water priority, and the KBRA would give them and FWS priority for our water. The agreement permanently downsizes agricultural irrigation for private landowners.
Besides TNC in off project and Rangeland Trust buying up water and selling it, I know of only one corporate farmer in the Klamath Project.
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