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Redwood National and State Parks

United States of America
Factors affecting the property in 1994*
  • Ground transport infrastructure
International Assistance: requests for the property until 1994
Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved : 0 USD
Missions to the property until 1994**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1994

The World Heritage Centre was advised on 15 September 1994 of a proposed road project within the site. The proposal involves 2 miles of highway relocation which has been subject to an Environmental Impact Study. The United States National Park Service and IUCN have been requested to follow up this matter. However, at the time of this report no further response has been received.

Analysis and Conclusion by World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies in 1994

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Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1994
SOC: Redwood National Park (United States of America)

Redwood National Park (United States of America)

The Committee was informed of a proposal of the California Department of Transportation (COT) regarding a road realignment of the US Highway 101 in Del Norte County which will result in the removal of about 200 trees in this World Heritage site. Although COT has prepared an environmental impact statement (EIS), the Committee was informed that the EIS made no mention of the World Heritage status of the area. The Committee therefore requested the Centre to write to the American authorities and suggest that the COT recognize the international significance of this site and hence the special consideration it should receive vis-a-vis potential impacts of the road re-alignment project. The Committee requested the Centre and IUCN to report on this matter at the next session of the Bureau.

No draft Decision

Report year: 1994
United States of America
Date of Inscription: 1980
Category: Natural
Criteria: (vii)(ix)
Documents examined by the Committee
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* : The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).

** : All mission reports are not always available electronically.