Alternative Project SitesThis Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) assesses the environmental consequences of the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians’ (Tribe) application to have the Bureau of Indian Affairs take 7 parcels totaling 305 acres into Federal trust for a casino and hotel resort, parking structure, and associated facilities. In addition to the trust acquisition for gaming purposes, the proposed action includes approval by the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) of a gaming management contract between Stations Casino’s SC Madera Management, LLC and the Tribe. The proposed site (Madera site) is located in southwest Madera County, just north of the City of Madera and adjacent to State Route 99. Other development alternatives include a reduced-size casino, non-gaming development, and a reduced-size casino on an alternative site (North Fork site). The 80-acre North Fork site is located east of the Madera site, approximately three miles west of the community of North Fork. The effects of these development alternatives and a No Action alternative are analyzed within the EIS.