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2018 Non-Metro QLICI of the Year Award Recipient

The Yurok Tribal Community Forest and Salmon Fishery Preserve

CDE: The Opportunity Fund
Location: Yurok Tribal Ancestral Territory, Northern California

2018 Non-metro QLICI Winner The Yurok Tribal Community Forest and Salmmon Fishery PreserveA remote, forested landscape around the Klamath River in Northern California will become a fishery preserve focused on sustainable forestry, fisheries habitat protection and restoration, and ecosystem services thanks to $41 million in NMTC allocation from The Opportunity Fund.

The land is located in the heart of Yurok tribal ancestral territory, where for thousands of years, the Yurok Tribe employed natural resource strategies to maintain massive salmon runs. That was removed by traders, residents and the federal government before the property was reacquired by the Yurok Tribe.

This rural non-metro project overcame isolation, a lack of funding sources and other hurdles. It will create, retain and support 554 jobs through its three phases. 

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