Why support us
The Maidu Summit Consortium & Conservancy (MSC), now in its 12th year of existence has become the chartered singular voice for the Mountain Maidu tribe for the purpose of conservation and land management. We have represented the entire tribe by way of the alternative non-profit model, granting us new channels of support and development otherwise not available to non-federally recognized native people. Many relationships have been forged with the native and non-native communities that allow us new strength in attaining our goals of acquiring and protecting ancestral lands.
The MSC is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization originating from nine Mountain Maidu groups, tribes, non-profit and grass-roots organizations located in Plumas and Lassen Counties. The Maidu Summit was formed to present a unified voice for the Maidu where resources and culture are concerned. We share a vision of site protection and stewardship throughout our Maidu homeland. The Maidu Summit is seeking funds for strategic development, including cultural knowledge and land stewardship to ensure the perpetuation of Maidu lifeways. We serve the community with public information sharing from outside the corporate paradigm.
Other projects include finalizing MOUs with partners such as Native American Lands Conservancy, Feather River Land Trust and Feather River College, among others. We continue to build the Summit’s infrastructure to successfully reclaim alienated lands through the Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council process.