The Natural Resources Department is seeking public comment on the ‘E’sr-k’aa-ni Traditional Plant Management Project. Public comment may be submitted until Wednesday, March 31 st at 5 pm by:
email to firstname.lastname@example.org or
mail to 140 Rowdy Creek Rd
Smith River, Ca. 95567
Attn: Natural Resources
The Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation’s goal for this project is to establish protocols based on Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK), living culture, and western science to inform active management of tribal resources and lands; maintain cultural and community vitality; restore traditional management practices; support resilient and biodiverse habitats, and traditional plant restoration. Traditional plant restoration will be for food, medicine, and basketry/dye materials, as well as to improve local access to cultural practices and re-establish wildlife habitat.
We are asking for input regarding the plant management and preferred level of trail maintenance. We have completed a bio- inventory and trail assessment on the existing conditions at ‘E’sr-k’aa-ni. We are recommending managing for desired native species and removal and maintenance of non-native species.
To learn more download ‘E’sr-k’aa-ni Public Comment