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1,350 Acres Taken Into Trust for Sycuan Band of Indians
August 15, 2013

A signing ceremony was held today to mark the transfer into federal trust (known as a fee-to-trust acquisition) of 1,350 acres in San Diego County, CA for the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation. The land is adjacent to the Tribe’s existing reservation, and represents a small part of its ancestral territory. The fee-to-trust acquisition is the largest successfully undertaken by any tribe in California, and involved years of coordination with local, state and federal agencies, and extensive environmental studies to meet the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Analytical Environmental Services worked with the Tribe and the Bureau of Indian Affairs to prepare all required environmental documentation.

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Regional Director of the BIA, Any Dutschke, and Sycuan Chairman Daniel Tucker at signing ceremony.

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