Wild And Scenic vs. Straighter and Faster: Smith River & Highways

Sep 30, 2013

The California Department of Transportation--CalTrans--plans to widen portions of highways 197 and 199 in the Smith River Canyon in Del Norte County.

U.S. Highway 199 on the Smith River in Del Norte County
Credit Graham Hughes/Wild California

And them's fighting words for environmental groups, which are challenging the widening projects for their potential impacts on the Smith, one of the country's wild and scenic rivers.

Trucks or trees?  You decide.