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How Does the Amah Mutsun Tribe Use Burning to Maintain Healthy and Productive Landscapes
November 19, 2020 @ 3:00pm - 4:30pm
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