Why support us

Photo showing six people at a meetingThe 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.

Here is how you can help us achieve our vision for the Humbug Valley

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Volunteer Your Science Expertise

Looking for Ethnoecologists, USGS, Biologists, Hydrologists, Ethnomusicologists, etc.

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Volunteer Your Media Expertise

Help us with media, PR, video, writing

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Donate to Maidu Summit Consortium

Become a Friend of Humbug Valley

Our Supporters

The Summit wish to acknowledge the commitments made by our key grant funders.

Without the contributions of financial support and other resources made by the following groups, our projects would languish and not be realized.

  • Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council Christensen Fund
  • Lannan Foundation
  • 7th Generation Fund for Indian Development

Our Partners

  • Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council
  • Native Land Trusts Council
  • Land Trust Alliance
  • Feather River Land Trust
  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • United States Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Plumas Audubon Society
  • South Lassen Watershed Group
  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • United States Fish and Wildlife Service

Our Volunteers

The Friends of Humbug wish to thank its many volunteers for all the dedication and commitment they show to the community cause of restoring Maidu stewardship to Tasmam Koyom, or Humbug Valley.

Learn how you can help the Maidu Summit Consortium!