For thousands of years the Yurok, Wiyot and Tolowa people have lived in the coastal redwood forest region of Northern California. They were fishers, hunters and gatherers who subsisted primarily on salmon, clams, mussels and other ocean fish, as well as deer, elk and smaller game animals. The Trinidad Rancheria was established in 1906 by enactment of the United States Congress which gave authority for the Federal Government to purchase small tracts of land for homeless California Indians. The tribe owns and operates the Cher-AE heights Casino, a new and expanded institution with a parking lot fitting over 300 cars. ZIS secured funding for the tribe to deploy several chargers in the parking lot and the project is set to commence by the end of 2019.