Wendy Ferris-George is an alum of the CHRM program, having received her master's degree in 2022. Her thesis is titled Do Cultural Resource Laws and Federal Regulations Add Constraints to Native American Trust Land Management and Trust Land Development Outcomes? Ferris-George's thesis examines the challenges for traditional land management and fire management practices amongst the Hupa, Yurok, and Alturas due to US cultural resource laws and regulations.

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Wendy Poppy Ferris-George is an enrolled member of the Hoopa Valley Tribe and descends from the Karuk, Chameriko, and Yurok People. She is a former Vice-Chair and Council Member of the Hoopa Valley Tribe. She has worked since 2002 on the campaign to remove Klamath River dams.  She has spent her life fishing on the Klamath and Trinity Rivers and is engaged with the people that depend on them for subsistence and economic purposes. She has been a cultural arts instructor for over 20 years specializing in the return of the traditional Jump Dance Basket. Wendy served 7 years on the California Indian Basket Weavers Association working on environmental justice issues and eventually founded her own non-profit titled, World Renewal. She currently manages her own business titled, Cultural Resources Consulting. She has performed contract archaeology for the USFS and Hoopa Forestry Department. She has worked on several large-scale fires as an archaeologist while enjoying her time protecting cultural resources.



  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Anthropology, Sonoma State University.
Ferris-George, Wendy
wferrisg [at] umd.edu