4 EEE Native American Approach to Land Management
with Grayson Coney and Rick Berry
Dates; To Be Announced
Where; Burton Homestead / Pata Panaka Village Site
Cost; $65 per course
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Want to learn about creating a healthy forest?
Join us in this hands on and information packed seasonal field series.
Every Season we will hold a class at the Burton Homestead and
home of ancient Maidu Village sties. Courses will be
a mixture of lecture and stewardship projects.
For the past 7 years Grayson and the Tsi-Akim Tribe have been restoring the land
while involving the Fox Walkers youth program.
Students will observe the many stages of
forest development and directly participate in stewardship projects.
Erosion Control and Restoration
Native plants; seed collecting & seed planting
Natural History & Cultural History
Plant and Tree ID
Tracking the Landscape
The Role of Fire
Instrumental in developing our relations with the Pata Panaka Village site (at Burton site owned by the BYLT) and our main site of weekly Fox Walkers nature programs, Grayson Coney grew up hunting, fishing, tracking, and learning the old ways from his Elder teacher "Gus". Grayson guides Instructors and Fox Walker youth in sharing the story of the day, teaching a lesson, story, through hands on Earth Skills.
He is a Cultural Director for the Tsi-Akim Maidu Tribe and has extensive knowledge of how to restore land through native plants, earth skills, and weaving in the ancient cultural ways of Original California Peoples.
For over 25 years, Rick Berry has been in the field of wilderness living, tracking, awareness and the philosophy of living with the earth. At age 15, he began training with the world famous Tracker School. He went on to live for years in a hand-built, long-term primitive shelter in a semi-survival situation, honing his skills and mindset. He has had many profound experiences in the natural world and is eager to share his knowledge with students of all ages. He founded the local organization 4 Elements Earth Education and its offshoot, the often talked-about Fox Walkers program.