Tc’ih-Léh-Dûñ (Fish Run Place)

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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.


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New York Times:
Redwood Forest in California Is Returned to Native Tribes
January 2022

San Francisco Chronicle:
‘An important victory’: Native American tribes reclaim a redwood forest in Northern California
January 2022

California Redwood Forest Returned To Tribal Group And Renamed “Tc’ih-Léh-Dûñ” (Fish Run Place)
January 2022

A California redwood forest has officially been returned to a group of Native tribes
January 2022

Native Viewpoint:
523 acres of California Redwood forest land returned to Indigenous people
January 2022

NBC News:
California redwood forest returned to native tribal group
January 2022

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