The tribal monitoring program addresses conditions, trends, and access to resources protected by treaty or of interest to American Indian tribes, the condition of and access to religious and cultural heritage site, and the quality of the government-to-government relationship. The basic monitoring questions are:

  1. How well and to what degree is government-to-government consultation being conducted under the Northwest Forest Plan?
  2. Have the goals and objectives of the consultation been achieved?
  3. Is the consultation occurring because of effects on resources of tribal interest on federal lands or trust resources on tribal lands?

Monitoring information is collected with an interview process using a standardized questionnaire with tribal government representatives.

Reports

Time Five-Year Monitoring Reports
20-Year Vinyeta, K.; Lynn, K. 2015. Strengthening the Federal-Tribal Relationship: A Report on Monitoring Consultation under the Northwest Forest Plan. Report FS/R6/PNW/2015/0005. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region.
15-Year Harris, G. (tech ed). 2011. Northwest Forest Plan—The First 15 Years [1994-2008]: Effectiveness of the Federal-Tribal Relationship. Tech. Paper R6-RPM-TP-01-2011. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region.
10-Year Stuart, C.; Martine, K. 2006. Northwest Forest Plan - The First 10 Years (1994-2003): Effectiveness of the Federal-Tribal Relationship. Tech. Paper R6-RPM-TP-02-2006. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region.
Other Monitoring Reports
Pacific Management Associates. 2000. Consultation with Tribal Governments Under Northwest Forest Plan. Pilot Study Report.
American Indian Tribal Rights, Federal Tribal Trust Responsibilities, and the Endangered Species Act.
USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region. 1998. A Regional Forester's desk guide to tribal government relations. Second Edition, 1998.
McConnell, L. 1994. National Forest Land Use Planning: The Legal Requirements and Cultural Needs of American Indians. Paper presented at the Society of American Foresters/ Canadian Institute of Forestry Convention, Anchorage, AK, September 18-22, 1994.
Bureau of Land Management. [1994]. General Procedural Guidance for Native American Consultation. BLM Manual Handbook H-8160-1.
Bureau of Land Management. 1990. Native American Coordination and Consultation. BLM Manual 8160.

Data

Data Reports
Tribal Treaty Area Boundary Map - Washington and Oregon.