Land Taken into Trust For Wilton Rancheria
February 14, 2017

The U.S. Department of the Interior accepted 36-acres of land in Elk Grove, CA today in trust for the Wilton Rancheria. Wilton Rancheria, formerly a landless Indian tribe, plans to construct a 600,000 square-foot casino resort and hotel on the property. The project is anticipated to employ approximately 1,750 full time employees, and serve approximately 10,000 patrons per day. The trust acquisition is the culmination of a lengthy and exhaustive Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process, in which several project alternatives were evaluated, and multiple opportunities were presented for public and agency input. Issues that were evaluated in the EIS included traffic, water resources, impacts to social services, air quality, and biological resources. Analytical Environmental Services (AES), a third-party contractor to the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, prepared the EIS for the project.

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