Joseph James
Transportation Manager

Isaac Kinney
Transportation Planner

Jeremy Mills,
Transportation Planner II

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday
8:30-5pm except Holidays

Yurok Tribe
Klamath Office
PO Box 1027
190 Klamath Blvd
Klamath, CA 95548

Past Community Development Projects
Transportation Program

Bald Hills Road Project 2005-2009

In 2005 the department released an RFP for the Bald Hills Road realignment project including: survey, design, and environmental review. In 2006 Tribal council made the decision to compact the money from the BIA with Humboldt County. The tribe developed an MOA with Humboldt County to chip seal approximately six miles of bald hills road. The planning department continues to seek funding to complete the entire project.

BIA IRR 2006-2009

In 2006 the planning department completed a comprehensive update of the BIA Indian Reservation Road Inventory. Each year the planning department reviews and updates the IRR inventory, adding new roads and deleting decommissioned roads.

Down Road 2008-2009

In 2008 planning staff worked with Humboldt County officials to secure funding to complete necessary repairs on Dowd Road. Over 3 million dollars worth of disaster improvements were completed on Dowd Road.

Lake Prairie Road Improvement 2007

In 2007 the department supervised the Lake Prairie over layment project. 1.2 miles of Lake Prairie road was compacted and a ¾ inch rock base was installed.

Martins Ferry Bridge 2008

The planning department played an active role in the community outreach and education activities related to the martins ferry bridge closure. The department participated in community meetings, coordinated support services, and made sure that local response agencies were kept apprised of changes in the situation. Planning also provided much needed support to Humboldt County and Humboldt County Office of Emergency Service personnel. The department also drafted a precedent setting petition to the Governor of the State of California to submit a Federal Major Disaster Declaration which ultimately opened the door to receiving over 12 million dollars in disaster funding.

Scenic Byways 2008

Planning staff submitted a proposal to establish a Yurok Scenic Byways program. Some of the benefits of a scenic byways designation include: increased tourism and economic development, enhanced marketability, eligibility for federal discretionary scenic byway funds. The designation also promotes a greater awareness of the area’s recreational, historic and cultural resources.

Transportation Planning 2006

The planning department completed a tribal transportation plan. The Tribal Transportation included development of strategies for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of transportation facilities for moving people and goods both on and off the Yurok Reservation.

Tribal Transit2008-2009

A $164,000 grant was awarded to provide bus service to the up-river portion of the reservation. The department developed an MOA with KTNET to provide bus service from Willow Creek to Wautec.

Planning Links line line Planning Tulley Creek Station.