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Camp 4 Appeal Reinstated

JEAN YAMAMURA February 20, 2019 Land Transfer Approval by Bureau of Indian Affairs Vacated

The ball is back in play regarding Camp 4 and whether it will become part of the Chumash reservation. After buying the 1,400-acre property from Fess Parker’s estate in 2010, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has been trying since 2013 to make it part of the existing reservation.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the property transfer in 2014, but Barry Cappello, attorney for plaintiff Nancy Crawford-Hall, made the case that the man who signed the final decision in 2017 had no authority to do so.

According to the Central District Court ruling, issued on February 13, now that BIA’s decision is overturned, the environmental review issues Cappello raised are premature.

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