Mendo County Tribes Sue Caltrans for ‘Knowingly Destroying’ Historic Sites During Willits Bypass Construction

October 30, 2015
Lost Coast Outpost

Two Native American entities from Mendocino County have filed suit against Caltrans in federal court today, citing what they call an “ongoing failure to properly identify and protect … ancestral, sacred, cultural, and archaeological sites” in the construction of the Willits Bypass.

They’re asking the court to halt all further work on the bypass until it is determined that the project is in compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act, and for damages to sites they allege have already been destroyed... (To read the entire article, please click HERE)