Panoramio is closing. Learn how to back up your data.
Jim Nieland
on Google Maps
I have had a life-long interest in photography. An interest in the outdoors and natural resource management led to employment with the National Park Service and later the US Forest Service. During this time I developed a special interest in caves, bats, and nature in general. I am now retired, but continue assisting agencies as an environmental engineering consultant. Travel, and many days spent in the field, provide ample opportunity for photography. Many of the photos shown here are the result of finding myself in unique or little-visited locations. I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I do taking them.

Jim Nieland's conversations

Fascinating. Hard to believe it's a natural phenomena. Thanks for sharing, Adam Middlemas

It looks so tired under that beautiful sky. Thanks for sharing, Adam Middlemas

In this photo you can clearly see the less than 3 foot wide entrance to the Keno dam fish ladder. This fish ladder is the only way for fish to move up or downstream on the entire Klamath river, although it's rare any fish actually use it. The reason this fish ladder is not used lies downstream at several locations. First, just 8 miles downstream is the JC Boyle dam. It has no fish ladder, so no fish are passing over the dam, which means the Keno dam fish ladder was useless to install in the first place. Then, downstream from the JC Boyle dam there are Copco 1 and Copco 2 dams. Both these dams have no fish ladder, which again makes the fish ladder on the Keno dam useless. Downstream from the twin Copco dams is the biggest problem on the Klamath river. Irongate dam got it's name for a reason. No salmon or any other anadromous fish species can pass this true fish killing dam. The question remains, why was the fish ladder installed on the Keno dam when the fish have been cut off from the entire area? Yes, the Klamath river dams really do need to be removed. They have done enough damage to the fisheries, the wildlife, and the natural beauty of this historic river.

My son and I hiked in Friday and stayed a few nights. Everything in good shape. Really cool place. Thinking of making a little Woodstove to carry in so we can stay a few times over this winter. I talked to a fellow with the forest service, they replaced the roof five or six years ago. I found where they split the cedar 100 or so yards away. Still quite a bit of cedar there, thinking of splitting a bit more and building a firewood stand close by to keep some wood dry.

Impressionnante prise de vue (L: 01). Cordialement, J-Claude.

Hi Jim !

As a volunteer at Point Cabrillo, I know there have been sightings of mountain lions, but not for cougars. There may be older women seeking relationships with younger men, but we don't have a sign for that !

You have some great shots within Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park. If you'd like to get on the newsletter mailing list, check out the website at There is also a great video there !

Thanks ' Doug Fortier

Thanks, I made the correction

Like n. 1. Saluti. Lorenzo

Wonderful Picture!!!!

Favorite and Like!!!!


Wonderful Picture!!!!

Favorite and Like!!!!


« Previous12345678...4950Next »


  • loading Loading…


Jim Nieland's groups