1.         Redwood National and State Parks (United States of America) (N 134)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1980

Criteria  (vii)(ix)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger  N/A

Previous Committee Decisions  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/134/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved: USD 0
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/134/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions


Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/134/

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 Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre and IUCN

The Committee may wish to take note of this information.

Decision Adopted: 18 COM IX

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.