we are seeking input
We are currently seeking community input for locations in Siskiyou County to consider for Brownfields projects. We invite you to provide input using the form below.
Brownfields are former industrial or commercial sites where future use is affected by real or perceived environmental contamination. Brownfield redevelopment is a smart investment. It is a proven, successful strategy to economic development. Multiple studies show brownfield redevelopment raises property values, catalyzes investment and returns orders of magnitude on public investment (Source: brownfieldlistings.com). This is especially true for communities across Siskiyou. In projects that we have completed, the return on investment was $99 returned to the local economy for every $1 invested in redevelopment.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) initiated the Brownfields program to support assessment, cleanup, and reinvestment in properties that support the community, enhance the economy, and protect the environment. We work closely with cities and businesses to identify locations of concern, develop plans for the redevelopment of sites and acquire resources to redevelop the land. We work with geo-environmental contractors to sample, analyze, assess, and clean up former commercial and industrial sites. We also collaborate with local and regional agencies to actively market redeveloped land to attract new development. The result of this work is cleaner, safer, healthier cities, and new business and developments.