The new season of Los Angeles-based television station KCET’s excellent Tending Nature documentary series premiered online this week. The first episode, titled “Guarding Ancestral Grounds with the Wiyot,” looks at the Wiyot Tribe’s 2019 stand against the Terra-Gen wind project on Bear River Ridge and features interviews with tribal members Ted Hernandez and Cheryl Seidner, as well as Humboldt County Supervisor Steve Madrone. You can watch the half-hour piece above.

Now in its third season, Tending Nature highlights the environmental knowledge and practices of California’s Indigenous communities. Previous episodes have focused looked at the UIHS’s Potawot Health Village, Yurok, Hupa and Karuk efforts to restore the Klamath River and Tolowa shellfish harvesting practices. Learn more here.

From a 2019 Terra-Gen protest march between Rio Dell and Scotia

Wiyot tribal member Cheryl Seidner hugs Humboldt County Supervisor Mike Wilson following the board vote that effectively ended Terra-Gen’s plans to develop Tsakiyuwit AKA Bear River Ridge