Washoe Tribe reaches agreement for access to nature preserve

The Washoe Tribe has signed an agreement to maintain access to a traditional gathering site in Nevada.

Tribal members will be able to gather medicinal and utilitarian plants at the River Fork Ranch Preserve. The 805-acre site is owned by The Nature Conservancy.

“The Washoe Nation embraces the positive collaborative partnership with The Nature Conservancy,” Chairwoman Wanda Batchelor said in a press release, The Nevada Appeal reported. “Washoe people are connected to their aboriginal homelands. We value the opportunity to gather basket materials and other medicinal plants to continue our cultural way of life.”

The tribe is based in Nevada and California.

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