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Integrating traditional ecological knowledge with western science for optimal natural resource management

Publications Posted on: October 06, 2017
Traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) has been recognized within indigenous communities for millennia; however, traditional ecological knowledge has received growing attention within the western science (WS) paradigm over the past twenty-five years.

Bark-peeled trees are cultural resources

Science Spotlights Posted on: January 22, 2015
Native peoples throughout the northern hemisphere have made use of the nutritious inner bark of pine trees.  Bark-peeling creates distinctive scars on trees, a permanent indicator of this cultural modification.  Like any historical artifact, laws and regulations protect these culturally modified trees (CMTs). 

Benefits of Native American partnerships: Working with Forest Inventory & Analysis

Documents and Media Posted on: January 22, 2015
This brochure describes the Forest Inventory & Analysis (FIA) program and why FIA is important to Native American Tribes. It also provides real examples of partnerships between FIA and Tribes. Document Type: Briefing Papers

The Western Apache home: landscape management and failing ecosystems

Publications Posted on: June 09, 2006
The traditional Western Apache home lies largely within the Madrean Archipelago. The natural resources of the region make up the basis of the Apache home and culture. Profound landscape changes in the region have occurred over the past 150 years. A survey of traditional Western Apache place names documents many of these changes.

CHI CH'IL (acorns): Dissolution of traditional Dilzhe'e gathering practice(s) due to federal control of the landscape

Publications Posted on: June 09, 2006
The radical transformation of the Southwestern landscape over the last century has had multiple repercussions. It is our belief that it was confiscation of the Dilzhe’e (Tonto Apache) home country, combined with evolving control of the land by Federal agencies after 1905, as much as the wars of conquest, which caused the dissolution of traditional Dilzhe’e, practice(s) and associated wisdom.

Tribal wilderness research needs and issues in the United States and Canada

Publications Posted on: March 06, 2006
This paper represents a dialogue between tribal wilderness managers and researchers on the primary research needs of tribal wilderness in the United States and Canada. The authors identify a number of research priorities for tribal wildlands. The paper also discusses some major issues and challenges faced by researchers conducting research in areas that are culturally sensitive to tribal members.