State funds Tribal Buyout of Big Humboldt County Forest areas
In the first purchase in what is hoped to eventually total a 47,000 acre addition to the far-northern Californian tribe called the Yuroks, the state's taxpayers paid almost $19 million to buy over 22,000 acres of coastal timberland in 2011 that was owned by one of the state's largest forest owners.
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April 15 -- New purchase -- The Yurok Tribe and Green Diamond Resource Co. finalized the purchase of 22,237 acres, doubling the tribe's land base.
In December, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) voted to authorize financing of $18.75 million from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for the Yurok Tribe to purchase the land.