Prescribed fire is widely recognized as one of the best tools to promote ecological and community resilience in California, yet barriers remain. This webinar will discuss recent legislative efforts to increase the use of prescribed fire, and highlight upcoming opportunities and actions to further this work.
Join composer and artist Scott Ordway to learn about his forcoming new symphonic work, The End of Rain, commissioned by the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music and featuring Roomful of Teeth. The text is based on more than 200 crowdsourced stories of wildfire and drought in California, accompanied by documentary photography by the composer.
The Historical Ecology of Indigenous Stewardship Practices in Northern Santa Cruz: Alec Apodaca, Mike Grone, and Alexii Sigona
Join us to learn about the coordinated efforts documenting the deep history of Native American landscape stewardship here in our own backyards. To carry out this multidisciplinary research, the Amah Mutsun Land Trust has partnered with the Department of Anthropology and Department of Environmental Science and Policy Management at UC Berkeley to investigate how Native people used fire to steward important cultural and natural resources on the landscape, and what the contemporary implication for these long-term legacies of land use are for us today.
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Enjoy our conversation Under the Redwoods with Ian Rowbotham and Kelli Camara. Together they help us understand what the removal of the Mill Creek Dam means for the San Vicente watershed and Coho salmon habitat restoration efforts. This webinar is possible thanks to generous support from Heritage Bank and Resources Legacy Fund. October 2021Watch Webinar
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