Fostering Forest Stewardship's Triple Bottom Line

Restoring Local Communities, Healthy Forest and Forest Stewardship Economy


CHIPS, as a non-profit community-based organization, has a long history of collaborating with local Native American communities. The organization employs a staff of several dozen field crew members, including cultural site monitors. Over 80 percent of the staff are Native American representing Miwok, Paiute, Washoe (Hung A Lel Ti), Mechoopda, and Maidu tribes. CHIPS holds working agreements with the Washoe tribe of California and Nevada and the Mariposa Indian Council. Our crews are, or have been, based in Chico, Woodfords, West Point, and Midpines, and have worked across eight counties, including Butte, Placer, El Dorado, Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa and Madera. Photos of current and past crewmembers.