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Northern Chumash Tribe and land conservancy group work to protect Diablo Canyon Lands

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Posted at 8:05 PM, Aug 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 01:23:46-04

The yak tityu tityu yak tiłhini Northern Chumash Tribe of San Luis Obispo County and Region and The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County are working together to conserve land in the Diablo Canyon.

Specifically, land between Montaña de Oro State Park and Avila Beach, which is currently owned by Pacific Gas & Electric and Eureka Energy, according to a press release. Both groups said in the release, they are working together to permanently protect this part of San Luis Obispo County.

Organization officials said this land has been under discussion ever since PG&E announced the closure of the power plant and this land provides spaces for wildlife habitat.

“Our Tribal goal is the return of our homelands so that we may once again become the careful stewards of these lands as we have been for the past 10,000 years,” the Tribe said in the press release. “Diablo Lands is a place where our relatives are buried. Where our families walked, prayed, studied the stars, understood the ocean along with the wildlife, tended to plants and worked strategically to manage the natural resources necessary to thrive.”

To find out more, you can visit their website.