The Koy'o Land Conservancy was created in July of 2020 on behalf of The Colfax-Todds Valley Consolidated Tribe's Tribal Council. The name Koy'o comes from one of the many villages in the Colfax, CA. area. Koy'o's focus being to restore traditional homelands to tribal members and maintain its properties through cultural practices and traditions. https://placerlandtrust.org/ancestral-homelands-return-to-local-tribe/
On April 16th, 2021 The Koy'o Land Conservancy, made its first and historic land transfer; the return of a piece of The Colfax-Todds Valley Consolidated Tribe's original rancheria property.
The historic event was hosted by Professor Dr. Brian Daniels from Penn State University, and the Penn Museum through and online platform as well as a live event hosted by The Colfax-Todds Valley Consolidated Tribe's Tribal Council. The event was recorded in shared by The Penn Museum. The video is titled "Heritage, Rights, and Land Reclamation for California Native American Tribes". In the video The Tribal Council talked about tribal history and what the return of the rancheria property meant to them.
The live portion of the video came live from Colfax, CA. Where the generous donation from Sue Ghilotti was acknowledged and celebrated, and a signing between Sue Ghilotti and The Tribal Chairman Clyde Prout III took place.
In mid-2021 members of Colfax-Todds Valley Consolidated Tribe and Placer Land Trust meet to discuss a property owned by Placer Land Trust. The property known as "Gerjuoy North Fork Preserve" sits in the ancestral homelands of Colfax-Todds Valley Consolidated Tribe. The Tribe wanted to take in the property to use as a place to maintain cultural practices such as prescribed cultural burnings as well as native plant revitalization.
Placer Land Trust and The Tribe agreed to maintain the property as is and preserve that native natural landscape. The Tribe and Placer Land Trust agreed to a partnership, and officially signed the documents for Koy'o Land Conservancy to take the property in on behalf of Colfax-Todds Valley Consolidated Tribe.