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Tribal Relations
Tribal Relations

Tribal Relations

Two Tribal members use tools to process rivercane that will be used as basket material. View of Hall Mountain from Potts Branch lookout Two adults in a desert landscape bend over to collect plants with another person and mountains in the background. A view of a pier in Hoonah, Alaska A sugar maple leaf. Conceptual drawing of Wahhoga village.
The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians has earned a Forest Service citizen science grant to map river cane using the iNaturalist app on the Ozark- St. Francis National Forest. Read more…
The Forest Service has awarded the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians funding for the expansion and enhancement of Hall Mountain Community Forest. Read more about Forest Service Community Forest Funding…
Arizona-based Tribal Governments were awarded a Forest Service Citizen Science Grant to develop a comprehensive guide that will assist Forest Service units in carrying out citizen science initiatives. Read more about the project…
The Hoonah Indian Association has been awarded a 2020 Forest Service Wood Innovations Grant to design a biomass heating system that will increase the community's energy independence. Read more about the project…
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…

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: 05:56:28 23-Jun-2020