"After a century's absence, there's a move afoot by the Yurok Tribe to possibly reintroduce the endangered California condor to the North Coast.
It's no stranger to this area -- Yurok tribal lore references the great-winged bird, and it remains culturally significant. So, on the surface, the effort would an ideal fit.
Of course, there are hurdles to be overcome. Studies must be undertaken, and the area sized up for its suitability to host a future resurgent condor population.
But it's hard to imagine a more suitable location -- a virtually pristine environment where the grand scale of the forests and rivers would offer a picturesque background for the eventual recovery of North America's largest flying bird."
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Editorial: Restoring the condor?
(The Eureka Times-Standard 5/20)