Smith River

In a case of roads v. rivers, CPM halted another Caltrans project. On May 5, 2014, as the result of substantial work by CPM and co-counsel, the Federal Court in San Francisco preliminarily enjoined a Caltrans project to modify two highways in Del Norte County, CA, near the Smith River. The Project had potential impact to coho salmon threatened with extinction and their critical habitat and essential fish habitat for Pacific salmon. CPM assisted in negotiating a stipulated order that provided for the injunction to remain in place even after the case was dismissed. The river prevailed!