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Monday, January 9, 2012

Huge areas along Nor-Cal's Klamath River were saved in 2011...

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.




 (click on map to enlarge)
FOR MORE DETAILS:


http://www.times-standard.com/localnews/ci_19655990
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.

http://www.times-standard.com/localnews/ci_17854771

http://www.yuroktribe.org/documents/phaseIpressrelease.pdf
includes map

http://www.yuroktribe.org/government/selfgovern/YUROK%20TRIBAL%20PARK%20%20final%20lori%20edits%2013106.pdf

http://www.yuroktribe.org/news&issues/news/documents/april_newsletter.pdf
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.

http://www.northcoastjournal.com/blogthing/2011/04/14/yurok-tribe-doubles-size/

http://www.westernrivers.org/pages/blueCreek.html

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