Northwestern California Tribal Territories Herbicide Monitoring ProjectBack to Environmental Monitoring Branch
In northwestern California, the
tribal people have voiced concern over the use of reforestation
herbicides on private forest lands, in addition to pesticide
use in agricultural valleys which lie adjacent to tribal
territories. Residents in these forest communities, who
rely on plants, animals, water and other natural resources,
have expressed concern about the presence of pesticide residues.
The tribes, particularly the Yurok, Hupa and Karuk, have requested that the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Pesticide Programs monitor surface waters, plants and other natural resources for herbicides and other pesticide residues from their uses in reforestation and agriculture practices in that region.
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