Bald Hills Road Improvements
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (Bureau) has issued an environmental assessment of a proposal to pave and improve 2.6 miles of a rocked section of Bald Hills Road within Redwood National Park. The NPS has been granted designation by the Bureau as a Cooperating Agency under NEPA for this project. The Bureau is the Lead Agency under NEPA. Bald Hills Road is a public road operated and maintained by Humboldt County from US Highway 101 near Orick to SH 169 at Martin's Ferry Bridge, a distance of 32.2 miles
The portion of Bald Hills Road inside the project area extends from the southeast edge of Childs Hill Prairie (Post Mile 13.46) to the intersection of Williams Ridge Road (P.M. 16.05). The road segment proposed for improvement is located in Redwood National Park within the Bald Hills Management Zone, an area of interrelated natural and cultural landscape features including the Lyons Ranches Historic District and the Bald Hills Archeological District. There are an additional 2.9 miles of unpaved road in Redwood National Park between the park boundary (P.M. 19.0) and Williams Ridge Road (P.M. 16.05), adjacent to the proposed project.
Bald Hills Road is a vital link for residents of the Yurok Reservation, from the tribal offices at the mouth of the Klamath River, upriver to the communities of Martins Ferry, Weitchpec, and Orleans. Bald Hills Road is the primary route for visitors to park resources and recreational opportunities in the Bald Hills within Redwood National Park, including ancient old-growth forests at Lady Bird Johnson Grove and Tall Trees Grove.
You may send your written comments to the address below by April 14, 2017 or click on "Open for Comment" to send comments electronically. You can also access the electronic comment function via "Document List", Bald Hills Road Improvements EA March 2017 with plans. All comments sent through this website will be forwarded to the BIA for consideration.
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Pacific Regional Office
2800 Cottage Way Room W-2820
Sacramento CA 95825