Traditional Ecological Knowledge

The Upper Feather River Tribal Review Project provides a mechanism for relevant Upper Feather River (UFR) Tribe(s); the Maidu Summit Consortium and/or Tribal Review Committee to evaluate and provide recommendations to each project
submitted to the UFR RWMG to incorporate Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK). Project reviewers will be comprised of Tribal Environmental Directors; Tribal Elders;
and other persons with knowledge of Traditional Practices and sustainability. Projects list; counties; and locations will be distributed by UFR RWM staff to all contacts on
the UFR Tribal Engagement contact list with review deadline and invitation to provide review and comment. Particular emphasis including follow-up phone calls will be made to include relevant Upper Feather River Tribe(s); meaning those Tribes within whose traditional territories of the proposed project.

TEK refers to a cumulative body of knowledge; belief; and practice and handed down through generations through stories; songs; foods; medicines; and languageĆ¹ that have been shaped by ecological interactions spanning thousands of years. This relationship of living beings (including human) with their traditional groups and with their environment enables consistent best practice decision making in regards to current land management planning by traditional native practitioners.

This review process is important to ensure that each proposed project is given the opportunity to hold significant value to Upper Feather River Native Peoples; which each can benefit from Tribal historical knowledge and will be part of a self-sustaining healthy Upper Feather River ecosystem.
Sponsoring Agency
Maidu Summit Consortium
Primary Contact
Trina Cunningham
Contact Email
Project Number
Matching Funds
Total Cost
DAC Benefit
Supplemental Information
Other project benefits to be determined after climate change workshop.
DWR Resource Management Strategies
Agricultural land stewardship, Economic incentives, Ecosystem restoration, Flood management, Forest management, Land use planning and management, Matching water quality to water use, Outreach and engagement, Pollution prevention, Recharge area protection, Sediment management, Water and culture, Water-dependent recreation, Watershed management
Project Objectives
Address economic challenges of municipal service providers to serve customers, Address water resources and wastewater needs of DACs and Native Americans, Build communication and collaboration among water resources stakeholders, Continue to actively engage in FERC relicensing within the Region, Coordinate management of recharge areas and protect groundwater, Effectively address climate change adaptation and/or mitigation in water resources management, Encourage municipal service providers to participate in regional water management actions, Enhance public awareness and understanding of water management issues and needs, Improve coordination of land use and water resources planning, Improve efficiency and reliability of water supply and infrastructure, Maximize agricultural, environmental, and municipal water use efficiency, Protect, restore, and enhance the quality of surface and groundwater resources, Reduce potential for catastrophic wildland fires in the region, Restore natural hydrologic functions, Work with counties/communities/groups to maintain capacity for water-related projects, Work with DWR to develop strategies and actions for the operation of SWP facilities
Project Status
Potential Benefits
Assist the region in adapting to effects of climate change, Disadvantaged Communities, Drought Preparedness, Environmental Justice, Native American Tribal Communities
Project Owner

To the owner of Traditional Ecological Knowledge

1 resource

  • TAC-6 1 file Added 27 Aug 2016 Traditional ecological knowledge