Konkow Maidu Cultural Preservation Association

13006 Concow Road, Oroville, CA 95965

We are working with The Archeaological Conservancy to secure perpetual preservation
of a registered pre-historic site located within Concow Valley.

Concow Basin

Our goal is to preserve the natural and cultural resources located here and to prevent future subdivision and urban development. Tucked into the foothills between the North Fork and West Branch, the Concow Creek watershed doesn't fit into the neighboring Feather River watershed groups. Protection of this swath of land and attention to good landscape-wide stewardship practices will enable a broader conservation/management plan for the watershed.

Untold generations of indigenous people developed an advanced understanding of their environment, their place in it, and how best to utilize the multitude of resources it provided. This connection to the land is virtually absent in today’s urban settings with very little relationship to the natural environment. Personal interaction in and with the natural environment is very important to understanding the natural world and one’s relationship to it. We want to use this land as a living laboratory for natural resource management practices as related to cultural resource concerns. Fire was used as a tool by the indigenous people to manage the environment. Small, annual burns prevented build up of underbrush, clearing the ladder fuel that leads to crowning wildfires. The land needs attention so that it does not become overgrown and be ripe for wildfire. Title to the land and conservation easements will enable us to shape a hands-on environmentally focused cultural experience of how the indigenous Konkow Maidu people lived.

We have encountered concern over the potential of a casino being built on property that we may acquire.
The nonprofit organization has niether the legal capacity or any desire to build a casino.

If you are interested in helping or want more information,
please contact Kate Hedges at 530-510-1278
kate@maidu.com