Avila History

Avila History and Heritage Event
Presentation Topics Include:
•  Chumash History
•  Energy from “Flukes to Nukes”
•  Avila Families and Fishing
•  Historical

Thank you for sharing this flyer with your Avila friends and neighbors.

Watershed Stewards Project

I would like to extend my sincere thank you for your (NCTC & Chumash Farms) participation in the Watershed Stewards Project’s Spring Training.  The WSP members expressed great gratitude for the professional and thought provoking workshops and field tours.  I appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to teach our members.  It was a pleasure working with you!  Please feel free to contact me with any comments, questions, or requests.

The AmeriCorps Watershed Stewards Project’s (WSP) mission is to conserve, restore, and enhance anadromous watersheds for future generations by linking education with high quality scientific practices.

Yours truly,
Jody Weseman
Southern Project Manager                                                     
Watershed Stewards Project

1530 Madera Ave

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401


(805) 542-8461 office/ (707) 496-6832 cell


 A special project of the California Conservation Corps, WSP is administered by CaliforniaVolunteers and sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

National Historic Landmark

The National Park Service this week designated the Carrizo Plain Archeological District in California as a National Historic Landmark.

The remote eastern edge of San Luis Obispo County represents a unique concentration of ancient sites, art, and artifacts.  Anthropologists, archeologists, artists, and novelists have all recognized the outstanding significance of this important archeological district for almost a century.

Pictographs on Painted Rock at the Carrizo Plain National Monument, on BLM property near Soda Lake.

The Carrizo sites contains a wide variety of sites, including rock art panels and motifs, village midden deposits, quarries, and rock cairns.  Eighteen of the properties are pictograph sites; these represent what is probably one of the largest and best concentrations of painted rock art in the U.S.

The information found at these locations illustrate a worldview that was shared by many North American precontact hunter-gatherer groups.  The district sites also reflect both the demographic expansion that characterized much of the western United States about four thousand years ago and the population collapse that emerged about a thousand years ago as a result of what is called the Medieval Climatic Anomaly.

“Landmarks teach us about the history of our land, our people, and our nation, from archeological sites dating back more than two millennia to a mid-twentieth century building,” Director Jarvis said. “In designating these sites as National Historic Landmarks, we complement President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors Initiative to reconnect people, especially young people, to our nation’s historic, cultural, and natural heritage.”

“This new listing will join approximately 2,500 other sites in the National Historic Landmark Program,” said Director Jarvis. “These places showcase our rich and complex history – from prehistoric time right up to the modern era.”






Georgina Sanchez

(Barbareno Chumash council)



Also With

Darlene Garcia

(Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation)


Gabriel Altamirano, Northern Chumash

(Rapporteur, North American Indigenous Peoples Caucus 2011)

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Stewardship Council

Notice of Public Board Meeting

The Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council Board of Directors will hold a public meeting on:

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Tsakopoulos Library Galleria
West Room
828 I Street
Sacramento, California

The full agenda with additional information can be found on our website.
The order of the action items is subject to change.

There will be opportunity for public comment at the board meeting. Comments may also be submitted in advance at info@stewardshipcouncil.org. All public comments are shared with the Board of Directors.

For additional information, please call (866) 791-5150, send an e-mail to info@stewardshipcouncil.org, or submit written requests to: Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council, 15 North Ellsworth Avenue, Suite 100, San Mateo, CA 94401.


15 North Ellsworth Avenue
Suite 100
San Mateo, CA 94401

(650) 344-9072 phone
(650) 401-2140 fax



The Stewardship Council protects and enhances watershed lands and uses, and invests in efforts to improve the lives of young Californians through connections with the outdoors.

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