12. Tásmam Koyóm (Humbug Valley) Tour of Ancestral Lands of the Mountain Maidu
Saturday, August 25, 7:30 am to 2:30 pm
12. TASMAM KOYOM (HUMBUG VALLEY) TOUR OF ANCESTRAL LANDS OF THE MOUNTAIN MAIDU
Saturday, August 25, 2018, 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM
$65. Limited to 20 participants.
Half of the proceeds benefits Maidu Summit Consortium and its traditional land management plans for Tásmam Koyóm.
Meet at 7:00 AM at Festival Headquarters (Almanor Recreation Center)
Bring lunch, water, sun protection, sturdy shoes, appropriate clothing for weather conditions, binoculars. Carpooling is encouraged.
Activity level 3
DESCRIPTION: This is a tour of the magnificent Tásmam Koyóm (Humbug Valley), ancestral lands of the Mountain Maidu, which has recently changed ownership from Pacific Gas and Electric to the Maidu Summit Consortium and Conservancy. The Feather River Land Trust and California Department of Fish and Wildlife jointly will hold a conservation easement on the valley. This historic land transaction means that Maidu descendants can practice old traditions, enjoy ceremonial gatherings, and sponsor educational programs. Protection of the land and public access are part of the agreement for the multi-party land grant transaction. Join us on a tour of this beautiful mountain meadow laced by the winding Yellow Creek.
TRIP LEADERS: KEN HOLBROOK and SHELTON DOUTHIT
KEN HOLBROOK is a member of the Mountain Maidu tribe and has been with the Maidu Summit Consortium & Conservancy (MSCC) since its visionary founder, Farrell Cunningham, first led the Maidu in the creation of the consortium of Maidu groups back in 2003. As the current Executive Director of MSCC, Ken is now overseeing the expansion of staff, review and implementation of improved policies and procedures, facilitating the land transaction for Tásmam Koyóm (Humbug Valley), and coordinating program development for the organization as a whole.
SHELTON DOUTHIT, Executive Director of the Feather River Land Trust, has been working in the land conservation field for the past twenty-nine years. Shelton has played many roles in the land trust movement. He has helped protect and restore over 800,000 acres of wilderness, parkland, rangeland and forest throughout California. His specialty has been land acquisition and due diligence and he has assisted nonprofit land trusts and public agencies nation-wide to complete a wide variety of land conservation transactions, from ¼ acre lots within the Carrizo Plain National Monument to the 430,000 acre Catellus acquisition (former railroad land grant lands) in California’s Mojave Desert.
The mission of Plumas Audubon is to promote understanding, appreciation, and protection of the biodiversity of the Feather River Region, especially birds, through education, research, and the restoration and conservation of natural ecosystems.