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How Does the Amah Mutsun Tribe Use Burning to Maintain Healthy and Productive Landscapes
November 19, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
In this symposium, we will share traditional knowledge and results of research about how Native people used fire to steward landscapes and discuss how Tribes are working to revitalize cultural/prescribed burning as a land management tool.
Speakers & Topics:
Valentin Lopez, Chair, Amah Mutsun Tribal Band*Eco-Archaeological Research on Indigenous Cultural Burning
Kent G. Lightfoot, Ph.D., Professor, Anthropology Dept., UC Berkeley
Rob Q. Cuthrell, Ph.D., Director of Archaeological Resource Management, Amah Mutsun Land Trust
*Indigenous Fire Stewardship in Central California
Don Hankins, Ph.D., Professor, Geography & Planning Dept., CSU Chico
*Long-term Fire History and New Research in the Santa Cruz Mountains
Scott Stephens, Ph.D., Professor, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management Dept., UC Berkeley
*Amah Mutsun Land Trust’s Work to Revitalize Indigenous Fire Stewardship
Sara French, Interim Executive Director, Amah Mutsun Land Trust