Amah Mutsun Highlighted in UC Berkeley’s Electronic Holiday Card from the Chancellor!
We are proud to announce that we have been spotlighted in the electronic Holiday card sent out by the Chancellor of UC Berkeley! Our collaboration to uncover sustainable historical practices is something that we are very proud of, especially with a university as forward-thinking as the Cal Golden Bears. Watch at the 30 second mark for the Amah Mutsun appearance!
Created by students at Stanford University, this short film highlights the history and importance of this sacred mountain to the Amah Mutsun. To watch the video, enter the password juristac. For more information on the Juristac campaign, and to sign the petititon in opposition of the proposed gravel mine go to http://www.protectjuristac.org/
Chairman Lopez Speaks to the UN on Juristac
On Wednesday, April 18th, Chairman Lopez spoke at the UN during a side event, bringing up the issue of the proposed gravel mine at Juristac and the continued disenfranchisement of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band and Native peoples.
AMLT at the new ethnobotanical garden at Castle Rock State Park
The Amah Mutsun Land Trust, with the help of Sempervirens Fund, California Nativescapes, and members of the Muwekma Ohlone tribe, recently designed and installed an ethnobotanical demonstration garden at Castle Rock State Park’s new Robert C. Kirkwood Entrance. Volunteers joined us on the weekend of March 24th to plant over 700 culturally significant native plants in the garden. Watch this short video to learn more.
AMLT Native Steward Nathan Vasquez interviewed during fire training
Veteran AMLT Native Steward, Nathan Vasquez, responds to questions following a fire training session as part of the 2016 Klamath River Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX) camp. During the interview, Nathan describes how prescribed burns help to promote native biodiversity, and help manage potential fuel buildup. Nathan also shares his hopes to bring this practice back to the central coast and briefly touches on some of his experiences as a Native Steward.
Umunhum sweeps you off your feet and places you on top of a mountain that had not been accessible to the public for over 60 years. The mountain is Mt Umunhum which stands 3,486 feet tall between San Jose, California and the Pacific Ocean. To restore the top of Mt Umunhum and open it to the public, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District collaborated with the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band with an open mind and open arms. The results of this collaboration are deeply meaningful for those involved, and they are visually stunning for anyone who visits the peak of Mt Umunhum. This film will inspire you to think about the land under you and how you can contribute to its restoration and healing.
Here and Now
The Amah Mutsun are highlighted in this short documentary presenting four innovative partnerships between Native Americans and land conservation organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here and now weaves together social justice, land conservation, human history, and scientific knowledge into a cohesive and moving story about what’s possible by working together.