Klamath River Renewal Corporation Announces New Public Information Officer

June 13, 2023



Ren Brownell, Public Information Officer

Klamath River Renewal Corporation Announces New Public Information Officer

Klamath Region – The Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) has announced the appointment of Ren Brownell as its new Public Information Officer (PIO). Ren will provide updates to Klamath communities on the progress of the dam removal project while serving as the primary contact for media inquiries.

“We are pleased to announce that Ren is joining the KRRC team,” reported Mark Bransom, KRRC’s CEO. “Ren has deep ties and experience in the Klamath region and understands the nuances of this project as well as the communities affected by it.”

Originally from Siskiyou County, Ren grew up between Scott Valley and the Klamath River. Ren holds degrees in communications from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the University of Oregon. She has experience working with local governments, tribal nations, and communities to create effective communications and consensus to support restoration activities.

“I am honored to join the KRRC team and contribute to the restoration of the Klamath River,” said Ren. “I look forward to engaging with Klamath Basin communities, sharing timely and accurate information, and building strong relationships with media to ensure the public is aware of dam removal activities.”

For media inquiries or further information about the Klamath River Renewal Corporation, please contact Ren Brownell.

The Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) is a private, independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization formed in 2016 by 23 signatories of the amended Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement, or KHSA. KRRC is part of a cooperative effort to re-establish the natural vitality of the Klamath River so that it can support all communities in the Klamath Basin. Signatories, which include the States of California and Oregon, local governments, Tribal nations, dam owner PacifiCorp, irrigators, and several conservation and fishing groups, appointed KRRC to take ownership and oversee removal of four hydroelectric dams on the river.