Project Alternative Sites

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has released an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that analyzes the potential environmental effects of Wilton Rancheria’s (Tribe’s) application for a 282-acre fee-to-trust transfer and casino project to be located in Sacramento County, CA. The proposed project site is west of Highway 99 and north of Twin Cities Road. The Draft EIS also evaluates a range of alternatives. The BIA is serving as Lead Agency for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

The BIA issued a Notice of Availability of the Draft EIS on December 29, 2015 which initiated a 45-day public review period. You may mail or hand deliver written comments on the Draft EIS to the following address: Regional Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, California 95825. You may also submit comments by email to John Rydzik, Chief, Division of Environmental, Cultural Resource Management and Safety, Bureau of Indian Affairs, at john.rydzik@bia.gov. Comments on the DEIS must arrive by Monday, February 29, 2016.

A public hearing on the project was held at the Chabolla Community Center, located at 600 Chabolla Ave., in Galt, California on Friday, January 29, 2016.