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Hopland Band of Pomo Indians Conducting Prescribed Burn This Friday, April 28

The following is a press release issued by CAL FIRE Mendocino:

A prescribed burn near Hopland [Picture from CAL FIRE]

The Hopland Band of Pomo Indians, Tribal EcoRestoration Alliance (TERA), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), and the Mendocino County Prescribed Burn Association, will be conducting a cultural burn on Friday, April 28, 2023, at 13101 Nokomis Road, Hopland, California.

The Hopland Band of Pomo Indians are working to return the ancient practice of cultural burning to their ancestral lands. Indigenous communities have long depended on fire to steward their environments, with objectives that are tied to lifestyle, food, and a way of life.

This burn will focus on restoring and preserving cultural burning traditions, improving native plants and animal habitat, reduce the risk of a major fire impacting their community and cultural resources to be used in tribal traditions.

CAL FIRE Mendocino Unit stands with and supports the Hopland Band of Pomo Indians in reasserting their traditional fire stewardship practices during this 2.5-acre burn. The burn will begin at approximately 7:00 A.M. and will last until approximately 5:00 P.M. Smoke will be visible throughout the Hopland and Ukiah areas.

To learn more about the Hopland Band of Pomo Indians and cultural burning visit: Welcome! | Hopland Band of Pomo Indians (hoplandtribe.com) and TERA (tribalecorestoration.org)

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