Coquille Tribe awaits environmental review for gaming project

The Coquille Tribe is proposing to open a Class II facility on land adjacent to its Bear Creek Golf Course in Medford, Oregon. The golf course is located on leased land and is not a part of a pending land-into-trust application. Photo from Medford Wins / Facebook

The Bureau of Indian Affairs appears to making progress on the casino proposed by the Coquille Tribe of Oregon.

The BIA has completed an "administrative draft environmental study" for the Cedars at Bear Creek, The Medford Mail Tribune reported. Although the document is not available for public consumption it indicates that the draft environmental impact statement will be coming soon.

Still, the BIA has fallen behind on its anticipated schedule. Since the draft hasn't been released, the final EIS definitely won't be coming out this summer.

The tribe plans to offer Class II gaming on a 2.42-acre parcel in Medford. The site is about 170 miles from the Mill Casino, the tribe's Class III facility in North Bend.

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Medford pans casino study (The Medford Mail Tribune 5/24)

Federal Register Notice:
Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Coquille Indian Tribe Fee-to-Trust and Casino Project, City of Medford, Jackson County, Oregon (January 15, 2015)

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