The planning project will integrate Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) along with current meadow restoration techniques based on western science into a collaborative adaptive management framework. With the support of numerous partners, the Project will provide extensive baseline biological monitoring throughout the meadow and establish a pathway to reestablish a keystone species, the beaver. The Project will also to train community members to conduct treatments and monitoring and develop a monitoring plan, plant guides, and archive monitoring data and reports.
Maidu Summit Consortium
Specific objectives are to:
• Develop restoration strategies for riparian ecosystems at the project site with tribal community support,
• Promote Maidu engagement in applying Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and technical expertise in restoring tribal ancestral lands,
• Collect data to quantify current conditions in support of restoring ecological conditions on Yellow Creek, support adaptive management and add value to large landscape/regional conservation efforts,
• Plan for beaver restoration at Tásmam Kojóm.
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):