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San Manuel Band collects cultural plants

SBVWCD Newsletter

The San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians cooperatively steward the cultural native flora of the Wash through a mutual agreement that reflects a shared alliance to preserve the natural environment and traditional uses. Yucca is harvested in spring, and other plants, such as white sage, dog bane, acorn, cactus, pinyon, and juniper berry are also cultivated at various times and locations to celebrate and continue the tribe’s culture, tradition and harmony with the Earth.
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