The Tribe applied to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) for the Camp 4 property to be acquired by the federal government and held in trust for their exclusive use (fee-to-trust). In January 2017, in the last hours of the Obama Administration, the BIA administratively approved the Tribe’s application.
In February 2019, the BIA’s approval of the Camp 4 fee-to-trust was overturned by a federal judge when he ruled that the January 2017 decision was illegal.
The BIA has opted to conduct additional limited environmental review of the impacts on threatened and endangered bird species before making another decision on Camp 4.
If the Tribe is ultimately successful and it receives federal approval of trust status for Camp 4, county and state planning, zoning and land use laws and regulation will no longer apply to this parcel.