Build a career focused on native plants or wildland fire!
Presented by the Climate Science Alliance Tribal Working Group, the Resilient Restoration's Stewardship Pathways Program invites Indigenous peoples from across Southern California who are interested in building or expanding a career focused on native plant restoration or wildland firefighting and monitoring to register for the informational sessions and fill out our questionnaire.
We will be holding informational sessions for each pathway on Monday, September 27th. Fire session will take place from 1:00 - 1:30pm PT, followed by the Plant session from 1:30 - 2:00pm PT.
In the meantime, we require that you please fill out this short questionnaire which should take less than 5 minutes to complete to help us assess your specific level of experience. Your feedback will guide the types of training we will offer through this program.
Interested in learning about native plants? Would you like to build or expand a career in growing native plants for cultural and restoration activities?
Native Plants are our connection to the land. Learn valuable skills that can help build your career path or begin a new one by participating in our plant training.
Participants will learn about propagating native plants through seed gathering and saving, running a plant nursery, and how to use native plants for land restoration.
Interested in learning about wildland firefighting and monitoring? Would you like to build or expand a career in fire management for cultural and restoration activities?
Fire is an inherent and necessary feature of our landscape. Learn valuable skills that can help build your existing career path or begin a new one by participating in our fire training.
Participants will learn about cultural and prescribed fire and receive the certifications necessary to become a wildland firefighter and Tribal monitor working on the fire line.
What can I expect from either training?
While each training will have a different focus – native plants or wildland fire – cultural and traditional knowledge will be at the forefront of the learning experience, and participants will gain valuable skills and professional opportunities to build their career.
Who should sign up?
Indigenous peoples from across Southern California* who are interested or curious about the Stewardship Pathways Program are encouraged to attend informational sessions and apply for the trainings once the application is open. Please fill out our questionnaire here.
I want to learn more!
Will the trainings be held in person or virtually?
The two trainings will mainly be held in person, although some aspects are expected to be held virtually.
When can I expect more information?
The planning team will be in touch with more information and additional updates within the coming months. Stay tuned!
Will these trainings cost money?
The training programs will be tuition-free for a limited number of accepted and enrolled participants, with additional stipends for travel expenses relating to the trainings also available. Be sure to sign up to stay informed on how to enroll in these opportunities.