Articles by Elyse DeFranco


With a Historic Dam Removal Imminent, Tribes Prepare for a Klamath River Rebirth

By Elyse DeFranco
May 24, 2023 — The project, set to begin this summer, promises to boost dwindling salmon populations, bolster tribal traditions, and restore a rich ecosystem.
Condors at the Northern California Condor Restoration Program in Redwood National Park in California. The morning of Tuesday, May 3, two condors were released into Yurok Ancestral Lands.
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Absent for More Than a Century, California Condors Soar Above the Redwoods Again

By Elyse DeFranco
May 17, 2022 — Following 14 years of preparation, the Yurok Tribe and partners have begun releasing the endangered birds back into northern California, rebuilding the condor’s range and revitalizing tribal traditions.