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Yurok Tribe Doubles Land Base
By Heidi Walters April 14, 2011, North Coast Journal
The Yurok Tribe’s land base, long confined to a narrow strip to either side of the lower Klamath River, will more than double in size now with a just-completed acquisition of 22,237 acres from Green Diamond Resource Company.
The tribe announced the acquisition in a news release this afternoon, noting that it will allow for restoration of river, forest and cultural resources.
The acquisition was a joint effort between the tribe, the timber company, the State Water Resources Control Board — which gave loaned the tribe $18.75 million from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to buy the land — and the Western Rivers Conservancy, which also provided financing. Said Yurok Tribal Chairman Thomas O’Rourke:
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