By Terri C. Hansen
Chiloquin, Oregon (NFIC) 1-09
Environment and Science Writer

Will Hatcher surveys Mazama forest lands. Photo by Carol Craig
It’s a new chapter in the history of the landless Klamath Tribes in southern Oregon. They’re buying back part of their lost reservation and with that, returns their tradition of caring for and being nurtured by their native land.

The Klamath, Modoc and Yahooskin peoples who make up the Klamath Tribes, entered into an option agreement Dec. 18 to purchase the 90,000-acre Mazama Forest in south central Oregon near their tribal home of Chiloquin.