More Than 500 Acres of Redwood Forest Returned to Indigenous Tribes
February 3, 2022
In California, 523 acres of redwood forest have been returned to a group of Native American tribes whose ancestors were forcibly removed from the land generations ago, per a statement from Save the Redwoods League.
The league, a nonprofit that works to protect and restore redwood forests, purchased the property back in 2020 and donated it to the InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council, a consortium of ten federally recognized northern California tribal nations. In turn, the league was granted a conservation easement, which prohibits commercial timbering, fragmentation, development or public access, per the league's project overview.
The land, formerly named Andersonia West, will again be called Tc'ih-Léh-Dûñ, which means "Fish Run Place" in the Sinkyone language.