Forest Products for Traditional and Cultural Purposes
The USDA Forest Service is implementing regulations under the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the ‘‘2008 Farm Bill’’). This rule provides for the provision of trees, portions of trees, or forest
products from National Forest System lands, free of charge, to federally
recognized Indian tribes (Indian tribes) for traditional and cultural purposes. This rule implements section 8105 of the 2008 Farm Bill. This rule is effective October 26, 2016.
Tribal Relations Directives
The Forest Service Manual (FSM 1560) and Handbook (FSH 1509.13) revision has been completed. These directives were published in the Federal Register on March 9, 2016. For more information, see these directives on our Authorities web page; or, you may contact the Office of Tribal Relations at OTR@fs.fed.us or 202-205-1514.