Recognition and Support of Indigenous California Land Stewards, Practitioners of Kincentric Ecology

First Nations Development Institute and California Foodshed Funders

Among the forest-covered hills of the Capay Valley, just west of the Sacramento Valley, the Yocha DeHe Wintun Nation has been stewarding thousands of acres of the northern California landscape for centuries. The lush and fertile lands are some of the most scenic and biologically diverse areas of the country, ranging from rolling oak-studded hillsides to steep creek canyons and ridge lines with expansive views. Their ancestral lands are located on the eastern edge of the Coast Range in the beautiful hills, characterized by fertile fields of small farms, orchards, and ranches.