CalTrans Brings Fish Scientists To The Smith

Jul 30, 2014

River and road are close neighbors in the Smith River canyon.
Credit Graham Hughes/Wild California

Environmental groups complained about plans to widen California highway 197 and U.S. 199 along the Smith River, because the work could hurt fish. 

A judge agreed, and postponed the beginning of the work. 

Now CalTrans will consult with the federal fisheries agency, to assess the possible effects of the highway projects on salmon. 

The environmental groups that filed suit are pleased; we hear from Natalynne Delapp at EPIC, the Environmental Protection Information Center.