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Tribal Relations

Tribal Relations

Rafting on the Klamath river, part of the Klamath Restoration Gathering. Read more about the gathering…
On April 5, 2018, high school and college students attended the Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory’s first-ever Career Day at the College of Menominee Nation. Read more about the career day…
The Intertribal Timber Council’s (ITC) annual National Indian Timber Symposium was hosted by the Quinault Indian Nation in Ocean Shores, Washington, June 4-7, 2018. Read about the symposium…
Celebrating ancestral ties to the forests of Alaska, the Alaska Region created a web page showcasing our more common fish and wildlife species, their names in the Native languages. Read more about the web page…
U.S. Forest Service and Mescalero Tribe work together to celebrate Coming-of-Age Ceremony. Read more about the celebration…
Agreement signed to increase collaboration for management of Dakota Prairie Grasslands that fall within the exterior boundary of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Read more about this collaboration…

Tribal Information Webinars

Planned Revisions to Public Notice and Comment Requirements for Forest Service Directives

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET

Forest Service staff from the Washington, DC offices of Regulatory and Management Services and Tribal Relations will discuss:

  • Revisions to 36 Code of Federal Regulations Part 216 - Public Notice and Comment for Standards, Criteria, and Guidance Applicable to Forest Service Programs.
  • Revisions to Forest Service directives fo rnotice and comment.

Read more about the webinar and how to join the webinar…

Planned Revisions to Forest Service Directives under the National Environmental Policy Act

The USDA Forest Service hosted two webinars April 12 and 19, 2018, to provide general information about its Environmental Analysis and Decision Making efforts, revisions to Forest Service regulations and directives for complying with the National Environmental Policy Act, and Tribal Consultation. These webinars were hosted by the Offices of Ecosystem Management Coordination and Tribal Relations. See a recording of the April 12, 2018 Webinar…

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 or 202-205-1514.

Tribal Connections

Tribal Connections is an interactive map that shows the connection between national forests and grasslands, tribal trust lands and tribal lands ceded as part of a treaty. The map is used by the Forest Service as one tool of many to better inform land management decisions.


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.

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