LAND USE IN THE UMPQUA BASIN

Observing how people interact with the land they call home is one of the keys to understanding a culture. The land often shapes their myths and beliefs and people, in turn, reshape the land. This interplay between people and the land is a key part of the daily lives of Native American tribes in the Umpqua Basin, both in the past and at present. The connection between land and people also is evident through such practices as forestry, land use and restoration, and during events as fires. You can learn more about these topics by exploring the links at right.