Category: Amah Mutsun Land Trust

Amah Mutsun Reclaim Land Stewardship Through Land Trust

Through the Amah Mutsun Land Trust, the tribe is regaining it’s role as stewards and tenders of the lands traditionally occupied. “Creator gave us the responsibility to take care of Mother Earth and all living things,” said Valentin Lopez, tribal chairman. “We have to find a way to live up to that responsibility.” Santa Cruz Sentinel  Read more…


 

Return to Mt.Umunhum

The Amah Mutsun Land Trust is cooperating with the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District in the planning fo and initiation of landscape restoration and traditional management at Mount Umunhum in the Coastal Range of  Santa Clara County, CA. The peak, to  which public access is currently being restored, is a sacred site to the Amah  Read more…


 

Amah Mutsun Land Trust Board of Directors

Contact information: Amah Mutsun Land Trust P.O. Box 5472 Galt, CA. 95632 916 743 5833     Executive Board: Valentin Lopez, President. Tribal member and Chairperson and member of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band. Elanor Castro. Tribal member of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band and Tribal Elder for the Native Stewardship Corps. Ed Ketchum. Tribal member and Tribal  Read more…


 

First Condor Nest in Pinnacles for over 100 years

The following article contains the details: First_Condor_Nest_at_Pinnacles_National_Monument_in_Over_100_Years


 

Pinnacles and Amah Mutsun on Condors

The following videos are available for viewing regarding the Amah Mutsun’s involvement in restoration:


 

Amah Mutsun Land Trust News

Ninety-six acres of ecologically and culturally important coastal prairie land between Ano Nuevo State Park and the Rancho del Oso unit of Big Basin will enjoy protection from the Amah Mutsun tribe under the terms of a first-of-its-kind conservation easement deal brokered by Sempervirens Fund.  Acceptance of the easement, previously held by the American Land  Read more…


 

Amah Mutsun Tribe Acquires Conservation Easement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 22nd, 2013      AMAH MUTSUN TRIBE ACQUIRES CONSERVATION EASEMENT NEAR BIG BASIN REDWOODS AND AÑO NUEVO STATE PARKS The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, Costanoa Lodge and Sempervirens Fund Partner to Protect the Natural and Cultural Treasures of the Santa Cruz Mountains   Pescadero, Calif. –The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, First  Read more…


 

National Park Service awards Amah Mutsun with Hartzog award.

“Volunteer Group Award Amah Mutsun Tribal Band Pinnacles National Park, California The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band and Pinnacles National Park have cultivated a lasting partnership. Tribal volunteers, collaborating with the park and the University of California at Santa Cruz and Berkeley, conducted two research projects that take an innovative approach to habitat restoration. By integrating  Read more…


 

Conservation Mission

WE ARE AMAH MUTSUN, OF THE LANDS KNOWN TO US AS POPELOUTCHOM. HOME TO OUR FOUR-LEGGED, WINGED, FINNED, AND PLANT KIN; THEY HAVE PROVIDED US WITH ALL THAT WE NEEDED FOR MILLENNIA – WE WILL CARE FOR THEM. RESTING PLACE OF THOSE THAT CAME BEFORE US AND CRADLE OF THOSE YET TO COME, THEY ARE  Read more…


 

Tribal Land Trust

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 29, 2012   Tribal Land Trust established to protect sacred sites and natural resources in the Santa Cruz Mountains Sempervirens Fund, the State’s first land trust and the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, the region’s first land stewards, forge an agreement to work together to protect the natural and cultural resources of  Read more…


 

Amah Mutsun Relearning Garden at UC Santa Cruz Arboretum

Danielle Venton, Santa Cruz Sentinel   SANTA CRUZ Ascencion Solorsano de Cervantes was the last member of the Amah Mutsun tribe versed in the traditional ways of medicine. People from hundreds of miles away sought her care. In the summer of 1929 at age 83, Solorsano, the last fluent speaker of the tribal language, and  Read more…


 
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