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How Wolves Change Rivers

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” – John Muir

When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable “trophic cascade” occurred. What is a trophic cascade and how exactly do wolves change rivers? George Monbiot explains in this movie remix.

Alliance Invite

Northern Chumash Tribal Council CA Central Coast Marine Sanctuary Alliance, Santa Lucia Chapter of Sierra Club, San Luis Obispo Chapter of Surfrider Foundation, COAST(Citizens Opposed to Acoustic Seismic Testing),

The Northern Chumash Tribal Council (NCTC) would like to invite your organization to support our Indigenous proposed California Central Coast Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary.

NCTC has started grassroots collaboration between the Marine Sanctuary Alliance (MSA), Santa Lucia Chapter of Sierra Club, SLO Chapter of Surfrider Foundation, COAST, and others, for this great project and we invite your support. We would like to add your organization’s name to the top of this letter that will be included with the marine sanctuary proposal.

Our offshore waters have qualified for sanctuary designation since 1990. Now, with new marine sanctuaries possible, we propose the CA Central Coast Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary. Please read the proposed designation document at the end of this introduction letter.

To achieve the best water quality, vibrant marine ecosystems, and to protect the Chumash cultural heritage, our efforts are focused to fill the unprotected gap between the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. Chumash villages and cultural heritage lie submerged within the proposed sanctuary area as well as along the shoreline, many continuously occupied for over 10,000 years.

Sanctuary benefits for the Indigenous Community and the Community of San Luis Obispo California:

  • *Strengthen the security for and education of Chumash Tribal Sacred Sites
  • *Provide a legacy of thrivability in our currently healthy local coastal waters
  • *Preserve our unique and significant coastal ecosystems
  • *Strengthen the tourism-based economy of the Central Coast
  • *Bring funding for needed marine research
  • *Enhance opportunities for local recreation
  • *No offshore oil drilling
  • *No acoustic testing

We hope you will join us. In light of a possible disaster in our waters, we want to act now to provide our coastal waters with national sanctuary protection.

You can help us by emailing to NCTC a letter of your organization’s support for this marine sanctuary designation to fcollins@northernchumash.org. The address for mailed letters is: Northern Chumash Tribal Council, 67 South Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401.

We believe our county has the timely, unique opportunity to provide a legacy of thrivability, which will continue to create healthy local coastal waters and marine ecosystems that will endure into future generations to be enjoyed and treasured by all.


Fred Collins

Tribal Administrator

Northern Chumash Tribal Council

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Los Osos

March 2013 008Hatyu,

There is no need for this project to make a rushed decision, the pipe is over a month behind this excavation, and could be move several month off, so, NCTC is pushing to slow down, look at the whole site, get suggestion from everyone, let the engineers have some time to come up with a great way to save our cemetery, please let everyone know we need your support, please write letter or email to the County archaeologist, kballantyne@co.slo.ca.us, supervisor Bruce Gibson, bgibson@co.slo.ca.us, NAHC Dave Singleton, ds_nahc@pacbell.net, alert the media and all Indian County organizations, If a nuclear warhead is the worst, then we just had one explode in Los Osos. Los Osos Comments 031713  March 2013 007

Be well,

Fred Collins

Tribal Administrator

NCTC Northern Chumash Tribal Council

67 South Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 801-0347   www.NorthernChumash.org

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Indian Mascot

County Board of Supervisors

The Northern Chumash Tribal Council (NCTC) has just recently learned that a baseball team has moved into our north county community of Templeton.  NCTC is not opposed to baseball, baseball builds team work and can build character.  NCTC is opposed to the owner’s use of the degrading, immoral, racist, disrespectful Native American Indian Mascot image in San Luis Obispo County where on August 9th a Resolution supporting the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples took place.  NCTC is asking the County Board of Supervisors to step in and ask the owners to change their name to coincide with their new facilities and home.  NCTC and the local community would like to support this local baseball team, but we cannot if they do not change their name and use of the mascot. Continue reading “Indian Mascot”