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Lytton Band confident of approval of land-into-trust application






This property is included in the Lytton Band land-into-trust application. Photo from Lytton Residential Development Environmental Assessment

The Lytton Band of Pomo Indians in California is still waiting for approval of its land-into-trust application.

After going through an environmental review that took three years, the Bureau of Indian Affairs issued a finding of no significant impact in June 2012. A final decision, however, hasn't been made.

“Eventually this is going to happen. I can’t put a time frame on it,” tribal attorney Larry Stidham told The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat.

The tribe wants 124 acres placed in trust for a housing project, a cultural center and other purposes. The tribe has donated $1 million to a local school district and is making payments to a fire protection district to address the impacts of the project.

Get the Story:
Windsor school board accepts $1M gift from tribe (The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat 8/6)

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