The Northern Chumash Tribal Council is involved in consultation with County and Local Governments to improve the respect for our cultural resources and to improve the quality of archaeology performed during the evaluation given to our ancestors during the decision making process for land use issues in San Luis Obispo County. Continue reading “Welcome”
To Save Nature, We Must Protect 30 Percent of U.S. Ocean
Yesterday, the House Natural Resource Committee heard from ocean experts that ocean based climate solutions including protecting 30% of the US ocean by 2030 are a critical part of combating our climate crisis. Creating and expanding marine protected areas in the ocean will also benefit fisheries, safeguard biodiversity, and make ecosystems more resilient to climate change. Continue reading “Protect Ocean”
When and where we dive with Nautilus has been a moving target this past week with equipment failures and bad weather conditions (wind and swell). We’ve be hiding in the lee of Channel Islands and just completed two dives over the past two days. A week sooner than anticipated – we all rallied and Lizzie Duncan pulled it off. We saw tons of sponges and corals and made numerous collections. Continue reading “Nautilus”
Carbajal, Feinstein Applaud NOAA Decision to Keep Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary on Nomination List
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Salud Carbajal and Senator Feinstein applauded National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on their recent decision to keep the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary on the nomination list for designation as a marine sanctuary. Continue reading “Carbajal_Feinstein_Applaud”
The Northern Chumash Tribal Council (NCTC) and the Indigenous Communities around the world are working to provide solutions to assist Grandmother Oceans in the ever expanding troubling challenges that we face today. NCTC would like to thank you (Mr. Douros,) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for giving us the indigenous community the opportunity to offer our perspectives for the long life of Grandmother Oceans, current perspectives that make the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary even more important today.
Dec 23 2019
Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today called on Commerce Secretary Ross to accelerate the designation of the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary in an effort to combat rising carbon levels in the oceans.
“California’s waters are rising in acidity at twice the global average, threatening marine life and contributing to a growing number of costly fishery disasters,” Feinstein wrote to Secretary Ross. “In addition to creating 600 new jobs, designating the proposed ‘Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary’ would protect sacred sites of the Chumash people, major animal migratory routes, and kelp habitat.”
Full text of the letter follows:
Continue reading “Feinstein Calls on Commerce Secretary to Accelerate Designation of Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary”
The Northern Chumash Tribal Council is opposing the proposed Roosevelt statue, in Mitchell Park, in San Luis Obispo Continue reading “Roosevelt statue”