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Amah Mutsun Fire and Land Management at BDFSC Annual Meeting Nov. 19, updated

posted Nov 8, 2014, 11:19 AM by Joe Christy   [ updated Nov 16, 2014, 1:06 PM ]

Update our speaker's title has been confirmed:

Ancient and Contemporary Indigenous Landscape Management at Quiroste Valley Cultural Preserve

Rob Cuthrell, UC Berkeley

For a long time, anthropologists have known that Native Californians managed landscapes using fire at the beginning of Euro-American colonization. Recent research at Quiroste Valley Cultural Preserve in Año Nuevo State Park indicates that Native people probably burned the local landscape for at least the last 1000 years. This talk describes our research team's ecological and archaeological research on Native burning, as well as how the contemporary Amah Mutsun tribe is using this research to revitalize traditional cultural practices. 

After their presentation, we will review our activities over the last year & plans for the future, and elect two board members.

Our annual meeting will be held on Wednesday evening, November 19, from 7 to 8:30 pm in the Bonny Doon Elementary School Multipurpose Room. Please join us for an interesting and informative evening