Local Alliance Donates to Protect Indigenous Land

CALIFORNIA (KIEM)- A large sum of money has been awarded to help protect historically Indigenous land from wildfires.

After six years of planning, the Western Klamath Restoration Project has begun its pilot program.

WKRP awarded 5-million dollars from California’s Climate Investments Statewide Program to kick start the Somes bar integrated fire management project.

The statewide program puts billions of dollars to work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, strengthen the economy and improve public health and the environment.

The Somes project includes 55-hundred acres populated and utilized by Indigenous Karuk people.