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Tribal Relations

Opportunities for Native Youth Available through APHIS's Safeguarding Natural Heritage Program. Read more at the USDA blog…
Kim Yazzie, Navajo Nation, at the recent Intertribal Timber Council Annual Timber Symposium. Climate change, groundwater, and air quality are some of the focus areas of the ITC Native American Natural Resource Scholarships. Read more…
Alaska Native, American Indian, and Native Hawaiian high school students came together in June 2015 at the Inter-Tribal Youth Climate Leadership Congress. Read more in the Tribal Relations Summer 2015 Newsletter…
The first-ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering brought together more than 875 Native youth representing 230 Indian nations in July 2015. Read more in the Tribal Relations Summer 2015 Newsletter…
Nanebah Nez connected to her past in a recent visit to the U.S. Department of the Interior Museum, where a rug made by her great-great-grandmother is part of the museum’s trove of historical pieces. Read more at the USDA blog…
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is making available $332 million in financial and technical assistance through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program. Read more…

Proposed Tribal Relations Directives Webinars

Please join us for one of the webinars offered each Wednesday between August 26 and September 16, 2015.

See the webinar schedule and participant instructions…

Forest Service Seeks Comments on Proposed Tribal Relations Directives

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public comment on formalizing a proposed policy to expand the mutually beneficial work it conducts with American Indian and Alaska Native tribes, and Alaska Native corporations.

Public Comment and Tribal Consultation will both end 60 days from the publication date.

Send comments electronically by following the instructions at the Federal eRulemaking portal at Comments also may be submitted by email to or by mail to:

Tribal Relations Directives Comments
USDA Forest Service
Attn: Fred Clark, Office of Tribal Relations
201 14th Street SW.
Washington, DC 20024


The Forest Service is recognized as a leader among Federal land management agencies in partnering appropriately and collaboratively with American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal governments and communities for mutually beneficial outcomes.

Current Collaboration & Consultation

Last modified: 12:45:22 14-Aug-2015