AMLT IN THE NEWS
Amah Mutsun Oppose Gravel Mine at Sacred Site
San Jose Inside recently featured the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band’s opposition to the proposed gravel mine at Juristac, a sacred site and historic Mutsun village also known as Sargent Ranch. The 317-acre site is culturally, spiritually, and environmentally significant to the Tribe and would be irrevocably harmed by mining operation. Read the full article here.
Amah Mutsun Land Trust featured in Indian Country Today
Indian Country Today Media Network, one of the foremost Native news publications in North America, recently published a story featuring the AMLT’s partnership with the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District and their efforts to open Mt. Umunhum to the public as a ceremonial site. Read the full story here.
Amah Mutsun and BLM Sign Coast Dairies Agreement
The Amah Mutsun signed an historic Memorandum of Understanding with the Bureau of Land Management this week, granting the Tribe formal access to the 5,800-acre site in their traditional territory to conduct ceremonies and steward biological and cultural resources. The agreement is the first MOU the BLM’s Central Coast Office has signed with any tribal organization. Read the Santa Cruz Hilltromper’s full story here.
Amah Mutsun Land Trust featured in Santa Cruz Sentinel
The Santa Cruz Sentinel recently featured the Amah Mutsun Land Trust, describing the background of the Land Trust in the context of Tribal history as well as some of its long-term goals and strategies to advance indigenous stewardship. Read the full story here.
Amah Mutsun Land Trust featured in San Jose Inside
San Jose Inside recently featured the Amah Mutsun Land Trust, describing the historic agreement signed with the Bureau of Land Management granting the Amah Mutsun access to the Cotoni/Coast Dairies property near Davenport. Read the full artile here.
Amah Mutsun Land Trust on the cover of Saving Land
The Land Trust Alliance attended a session of our Native Stewardship Corps program and interviewed Chairman Valentin Lopez in July, 2015 to learn more about the history, work, and accomplishments of the Amah Mutsun Land Trust. Read all about it in Saving Land, the magazine of the Land Trust Alliance, by clicking here.