Over millenia, the Mountain Maidu people have developed unique ecological knowledge to care for and be sustained by the land. Conserving lands in the Feather River Watershed - and ensuring meaningful access and traditional uses - is critical to sustaining Maidu culture and relationship to land.

Maidu elder burning piles

FRLT's Land Stewardship Program is partnering with Maidu community members and others to protect and promote Maidu access to land while also benefiting the land. In 2012, our partners and volunteers of all ages (more than 470 volunteer hours!) completed the first round of restoration on 48 acres of oak woodlands and cottonwood riparian habitat on FRLT's Heart K Ranch. These efforts reduce the risk of wildfire, restore wildlife habitat, and enhance traditional foods and basketry materials like acorns and willows.

More restoration efforts and learning opportunities are underway this Spring and Summer:

Learn more about FRLT's Maidu Land Stewardship Partnership.

This unique partnership is a snapshot of the many innovative stewardship and restoration efforts you make possible on FRLT's conserved lands. Thank you.

Gratitude for financial support and participation in the Maidu Land Stewardship Partnership: TogetherGreen, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Cunningham Family, the Maidu Summit Consortium, Plumas Audubon Society, the Feather River Resource Conservation District, the Greenville Rancheria Fire Crew, Sam Catalano, many community volunteers, and generous members like you.

Photo by Michael Rodriquez: Maidu Elder burning piles at the Heart K. 

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014