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Tribal Relations

Tribal Relations

A sugar maple leaf. Conceptual drawing of Wahhoga village. Two Arizona Conservation Corps crew members install fencing. Cover of the Tribal Cultural and Heritage Cooperation Authority Technical Guide. Frank Lake leaning on a shovel in front of a prescribed burn. Adolph Samora, wrapped in a blanket, talking to the host of Smokey Bear live.
The Voices of Maple Nation Indigenous women's climate summit brought together Indigenous women community leaders to discuss climate adaptation strategies Read more about Maple Nation…
The Southern Sierra Miwuk Tribe is rebuilding their Wahhoga, the Miwuk word for village, in Yosemite National Park using forest products from the Stanislaus National Forest. Read more about the reconstruction…
The Arizona Conservation Corps Indian Youth Service Corps (IYSC) pilots a program on the Tonto national forest. IYSC connects tribal youth with conservation service work on public and tribal lands. Read more about IYSC…
The Tribal Cultural and Heritage Cooperation Authority (CHCA) Technical Guide is now available. Writing the guide was a collaborative Forest Service effort. Read more about Tribal CHCA Technical Guide…
Dr. Frank Lake has received the Pacific Southwest Research Station Director’s 2019 Honor Award for his inclusion of indigenous resource management practices. Read more about Lake's work…
Adolph Samora, one of the original members of the Taos Pueblo Snowball crew responsible for the rescue of Smokey Bear. Read more about the Taos Pueblo Snowball Crew…

National Historic Preservation Act Phasing Programmatic Agreement Webinar Recordings

Tribal information webinars were held over the week of August 26, 2019, to provide an overview of the proposed National Phasing Programmatic Agreement, how to submit comments, and how to engage in Tribal consultation.

Tribes are being engaged to provide input on the proposed National Phasing Programmatic Agreement. This is the Consultation Package:

Please send any comments or questions to or your local forest representative.

See more past news, events, and webinars...

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.

Current Collaboration & Consultation

Last modified: 11:16:36 19-Mar-2020