E&E News 11/6/2023
Billions of seeds replace dams on restored Klamath River
Plans to revegetate 2,200 acres along the reconfigured river include planting more than 100 native species from hand-harvested seeds.
In the shadow of the nation’s largest dam removal effort — the dismantling of four dams on the Lower Klamath River — ecologists are focused on an intensive rebuilding project that will spring from 20 billion seeds.
Restoration crews are preparing to begin planting new vegetation on 2,200 acres of soon-to-be-exposed reservoir beds and along up to 60 miles of the reconfigured waterway. Starting next year, they will begin to sow billions of native seeds across Oregon and California, recreating the landscape that once bordered the river.