Tribal monitoring photo collage

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

5-year Monitoring Reports Format
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. Region. [2-page summary] PDF
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. [2-page summary] PDF
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. PDF
Other Reports  
  Pacific Management Associates. 2000. Consultation with Tribal Governments Under Northwest Forest Plan. Pilot Study Report. PDF
  American Indian Tribal Rights, Federal Tribal Trust Responsibilities, and the Endangered Species Act HTML
  USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region. 1998. A Regional Forester's desk guide to tribal government relations. Second Edition, 1998. PDF
  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. PDF
  Bureau of Land Management. [1994]. General Procedural Guidance for Native American Consultation. BLM Manual Handbook H-8160-1. PDF
  Bureau of Land Management. 1990. Native American Coordination and Consultation. BLM Manual 8160. PDF

Data

Description Format
Tribal Treaty Area Boundary Map - Washington and Oregon PDF