Save the Redwoods League and the InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council in December 2021 finalized key transactions in their partnership to permanently protect coast redwood forestland within Sinkyone traditional territory on what is popularly known as the Lost Coast in Mendocino County, California. The League purchased the 523-acre property, formerly known as Andersonia West, in July 2020. To ensure lasting protection and ongoing stewardship, the League donated and transferred the forest to the Sinkyone Council, and the Council granted the League a conservation easement.
Through this partnership, the Sinkyone Council returns Indigenous presence to a land from which Sinkyone people were forcibly removed generations ago. This forest will again be known as Tc’ih-Léh-Dûñ (pronounced tsih-ih-LEY-duhn), meaning “Fish Run Place” in the Sinkyone language.
Learn more about this project at the links below.
- January 25, 2022 — Save the Redwoods League Donates 523 Acres of Forestland to the InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council for Lasting Protection
- July 29, 2020 — Save the Redwoods League Protects Andersonia West in Mendocino Redwoods, Along the Lost Coast
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New York Times:
Redwood Forest in California Is Returned to Native Tribes
San Francisco Chronicle:
‘An important victory’: Native American tribes reclaim a redwood forest in Northern California
523 acres of California Redwood forest land returned to Indigenous people
California redwood forest returned to native tribal group