Published October 9, 2023

Today and every day we recognize and celebrate indigenous people as the first, best stewards of the land—here and across the nation. Lomakatsi is committed to supporting the many sovereign tribal nations, tribal organizations, and tribal communities we partner with, as we continue to work together to restore the land, water, and air, and revitalize ecosystems that depend on ecological stewardship and fire to survive and thrive.

Reflecting on a momentous year for our Tribal Partnerships Program, the Lomakatsi team accomplished thousands of acres of ecological restoration across many ecotypes and communities in Oregon and northern California, while supporting intergenerational peer-to-peer learning, wildlife habitat restoration, cultural First Foods enhancement, effective collaborative partnerships that integrate Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge, and the return of prescribed and cultural fire to the land.

We honor the many tribal members currently employed by Lomakatsi who represent diverse tribal communities and work tirelessly toward healthier forests and people. Be sure to check out our new short film highlighting graduates of our Tribal Youth Ecological Forestry Training Program.

“We celebrate and honor the Ancestors with the Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge they have passed down to us. We stand in this place, weaving those ancient traditions and ceremonies into our current practices in restoring the land and rebuilding strong nations with a tribal workforce that can sustain restoration economies in tribal communities.”
– Belinda Brown | Kosealekte Band of the Ajumawi-Atsuge Nation (Pit River Tribe)
Lomakatsi Tribal Partnerships Director and Chair of the Inter-Tribal Ecosystem Restoration Partnership

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