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Take Action to Protect the Pristine Smith River

Click Here to Take Action Now! The Wild and Scenic Smith River, old-growth trees and imperiled salmon need your help!  Caltrans has another environmentally destructive and regionally  inappropriate highway-widening project slated for the most remote and wild corner of Northwest California.

Caltrans’ “197/199 Safe STAA Access Project” intends to realign and widen the roadway  along U.S. Highway 199 and State Route 197,  a winding country highway that connects Crescent City on  the California redwood coast to Grants Pass in Oregon, in seven different locations  in order to allow increased and unrestricted access for the largest and  heaviest commercial trucks on the road, referred to as STAA trucks.

Touting safety and improved goods movement, this project would harm the  Smith River, the “Crown Jewel” of the National Wild and Scenic River  System, putting endangered salmon and steelhead at risk. This project  also directly and indirectly threatens the old-growth redwood forests.


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