Pit River Tribe Wins Round Over Medicine Lake Highlands

May 19, 2016

Medicine Lake Highlands in Siskiyou County are free of geothermal energy development today. 

Credit Glass Mountain in the highlands.

And if the Pit River Tribe and their supporters get their way, the highlands will stay geothermal-free. 

The highlands hold great cultural significance for the tribe, which went to court in an effort to stop geothermal leases from being used.  A recent ruling went in the tribe's favor. 

Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Morning Star Gali and Deborah Sivas from Stanford Law School visit with details of the struggle and the recent ruling.