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Stewardship Pathways

Advancing Tribal Stewardship for All Ancestral Lands

Events

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(Plant)
Native Plant Conservation, Propagation, & Restoration

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(Fire)
Indigenous Fire Stewardship

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(Water)
Water Wisdom

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(Adaptation)
Climate Adaptation Technical Training & Tools

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Basic Firefighter Classes: Cahuilla

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January 30 - February 3, 2023

This week-long training covers NWCG course L-180 (Human Factors in the Wildland Fire Service), S-110 (Basic Wildland Fire Orientation), S-130 (Firefighter Training), and S-190 (Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior). Exercises support participants with no experience in wildland fire and who hope to qualify as firefighters and incident and support personnel. This training will highlight cultural and traditional Indigenous knowledges and perspectives in support of land stewardship through the use of fire.

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S-211 Portable Pumps and Water Use: Pala

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February 13 - 15, 2023

This course is designed to provide knowledge and skills to design, setup, operate, troubleshoot, and shut down portable water delivery systems. Topics covered include: portable water delivery systems; equipment; roles and responsibilities; and system design and hydraulics. There is also a field exercise where students will apply what they learned in the classroom. This training will highlight cultural and traditional Indigenous knowledges and perspectives in support of land stewardship through the use of fire.

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Coastal Sage Scrub Restoration

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February 18, 2023

The goal of this course is for participants to get hands-on experience on coastal sage scrub habitat restoration, and learn about the importance of the habitat, its role in ethnobotany, and our cultural relations to the ecosystem. Participants will leave with technical knowledge on how to prep soil and propagate coastal sage scrub plants, as well as cultural knowledge on Indigenous relationships to coastal ecosystems.

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S-215 Fire Ops in the Wildland Fire Urban Interface: Viejas

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February 27 - March 2, 2023

This course is designed to provide knowledge and skills to operate safely and effectively in a wildland urban interface incident by using situation awareness, performing structure triage, using pre-planning tools, having a basic understanding of fire behavior, and using strategy and tactics unique to the wildland urban interface environment. This training will highlight cultural and traditional Indigenous knowledges and perspectives in support of land stewardship through the use of fire.

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S-230/231 Crew and Engine Boss: Viejas

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March 13-17, 2023

This training covers NWCG course S-230 (Crew Boss; Single Resource) and S-231 (Engine Boss; Single Resource). The S-230 course is designed to produce student proficiency in the performance of duties associated with the single resource boss position from initial dispatch through demobilization to the home unit. The S-231 course objective is to perform the tasks of an Engine Boss in making the tactical decisions required to safely manage an engine on an incident. This training will highlight cultural and traditional Indigenous knowledges and perspectives in support of land stewardship through the use of fire.

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Composting with Maat Hetemii

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March 18, 2023

The goal of this course is for attendees of all ages to understand the importance of composting practices to improve soil health and water retention in preparation for planting. Attendees will leave knowing how to implement composting into their daily lives and communal gatherings. This kid-friendly event also will feature fun, hands-on youth activities.

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S-200 Initial Attack Incident Commander: Barona

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March 27-30, 2023

This course is designed to meet the training needs of the incident commander type 4. Instructional units include Foundation Skills; Intelligence Gathering and Documentation; Size Up the Incident; Develop a Plan of Action; Post-fire Activities; Evaluating Incident Objectives and Manage the Incident. This training will highlight cultural and traditional Indigenous knowledges and perspectives in support of land stewardship through the use of fire.

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Propagation and Building Soil Fertility

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July 2023

Held in collaboration with Wild Willow Farm & Education Center, this is a hands-on training on how to start plants from seeds and cuttings, exploring how to assess soil textures and techniques to improve soil health. Exact date to be announced.

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Efficient Irrigation Systems & Pest Management and Gardening for Pollinators

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July 2023

Held in collaboration with Wild Willow Farm & Education Center, this technical training focuses on micro-irrigation systems and how to manage pests naturally without chemical pesticides, and how to attract pollinators. Exact date to be announced.

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Introduction to Nursery Operations

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September 2023

Hosted by Pauma Farms, this training will provide participants with an overview on nursery operations, technical skill introduction to nursery set up, and a visit to Pauma Farms.

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Wetland Restoration

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November 2023

Hosted by Living Coast Discovery Center, this technical training will focus on coastal restoration with an emphasis on networking and job opportunities.

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GIS Virtual Training

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March 2024

In collaboration with UC Riverside and San Diego State University researchers, this training will provide participants with an introduction to the use of geospatial visualizations and GIS-based tools.

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SDSS Virtual Training

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May 2024

In collaboration with UC Riverside and San Diego State University researchers, this training will provide participants with the opportunity to explore the use of the SDSS developed to inform restoration planning and implementation.

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Fires and Fuel Training

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July 2024

In collaboration with UC Riverside and San Diego State University researchers, this training will provide participants with an opportunity to explore considerations for climate, community vulnerability, and cultural resilience in fire planning.

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