Resiliency through Stewardship
The Santa Ynez Chumash Environmental Office (SYCEO) has intentionally developed a resilience-oriented garden on Tribal territories. This garden thrives on natural water channels created by rainfall, fostering the growth of traditional plants and food resources. By sharing these eco-friendly principles and practices across the community, SYCEO bolsters communal resilience and propels food sovereignty to new heights.
The Santa Ynez Chumash Environmental Office (SYCEO) has an established history of approximately 14 years spent overseeing wetlands located on Tribal territories. Recently, the Tribe acquired the Camp 4 property, and there are plans in place to demarcate wetlands on this newly integrated territory. SYCEO carries out evaluations of these wetlands with a dual purpose: to maintain consistent monitoring and to safeguard culturally important and sensitive habitats.