Chapter 12: Tribal Water Rights: Klamath-Trinity River
Michael Orcutt (Hupa) is a descendent of Hoopa Valley, Karuk, and Yurok Tribes and an enrolled member of the Hoopa Valley Tribe (HVT). He graduated from Humboldt State University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fishery Biology. He is married to Vivienna Orcutt and father of three daughters: Oni-Rose, Presley, and Peggy. Mr. Orcutt assisted with development of the Tribal Fisheries Program for the HVT. He serves on numerous regional committees that have helped to shape and influence how Tribes Co-manage their fishery and water resources. Presently he serves as the HVT’s representative on the Trinity Management Council, California Anadromous Hatchery Review Policy Group, and Tribal representative on the California Salmon and Steelhead Advisory Committee.