Indigenous Land Stewardship and Wildfire Management
Learn and take action to support the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band’s use of cultural burning techniques in partnership with CalFire.
Spend an hour Sunday afternoon at a presentation in response to the Amah Matsun Land Trust Fire Symposium of Nov 2020 and a discussion that explores the concept of environmental stewardship as a Christian value. ASL interpretation will be provided.
The Anaswas people and Mustun people are two of eight divisions of Ohlone Native Americans. They lived along the California Coastline, the region devastated by the CZU complex fires of 2020. The AMLT Symposium brought together tribal leaders, fire researchers, and archaeologists to talk about the use of controlled burning as a land management tool, employing expertise gained over thousands of years of traditional stewardship.
Stone Church of Willow Glen and the Peace and Justice Work Group of San Jose agree with the Amah Mutsun Land Trust, which “sees a need for more everyday people to cultivate a relationship with and understanding of fire in their lives, through efforts such as prescribed burn associations, fire safe councils, prescribed fire training exchanges, on-call hand crews, CalFire’s Vegetation Management Program, and spreading the word that good fire exists and the land needs it.” Learn how you can help.