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Yurok Tribe doubles land base with purchase of 22K acres

The Yurok Tribe of California announced the purchase of 22,237 acres.

The tribe bought the 34 square-mile property from Green Diamond Resource Company. It more than doubles the tribe's land base.

”The Tribe has long sought the return of ancestral land to create a salmon sanctuary and restore tribal cultural management practices, which benefit fish, wildlife and the ecosystem as a whole,” Chairman Thomas O'Rourke said in a press release.

The tribe used $18.75 million from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to buy the land. The California State Water Resources Control Board supported the transaction.

Get the Story:
Yurok Tribe doubles land base with Green Diamond property; timber company selling tribe 22,000-plus acres of land (The Eureka Times-Standard 4/15)
Yurok tribe buys coastal forest in Humboldt Count (AP 4/14)
Yurok Tribe Doubles Land Base (The North Coast Journal 4/14)
Yurok Tribe to close fisheries three days a week (The Eureka Times-Standard 4/15)

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