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U.S. Forest Service Tribal Relations

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Tribal Relations
Tribal Relations

Tribal Relations

Screenshot of a virtual signing ceremoney picturing USDA Undersecretary Jim Hubbard, Tulalip Tribes' Chairwoman Gobin, and Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Supervisor Jody Weil Representatives from the Santa Fe National Forest and the Pueblo of Jemez having a discussion at a picnic table under a shelter at the Santa Fe National Forest Supervisor's Office. A group of Native American men wearing traditional garb pose for a photo before performing a traditional dance. Two Tribal members using tools to process river cane that will be used for weaving baskets. 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
The Forest Service has partnered with the Tulalip Tribes' in the first ever 638 agreement. The 638 authority allows for the agency to work in collaboration with Tribes on common priorities. Read more…
Staff on the Santa Fe National Forest coordinated socially distanced Tribal consultation meetings with the Pueblos of Tesuque and Jemez in New Mexico. Read more about "mask-to-mask" consultation…
The Forest Service has awarded the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians funding for the expansion and enhancement of Hall Mountain Community Forest, a landscape of cultural significance to the Cherokee people. Read more…
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…
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…

NEW! Rangeland Management Proposed Directives Updates

Forest Service staff will present a webinar to:

  • Provide an overview of the proposed updates to the Rangeland Management Directives
  • Discuss how to submit comments
  • Discuss how to engage in Tribal consultation

Webinar Details:
Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET
Entry Link: Microsoft Teams Meeting

For more details and schedule information, see the webinar flyer.

Cave Management Proposed Directive

Forest Service staff will present a webinar to:

  • Provide an overview about the directive
  • Discuss how to submit comments
  • Discuss how to engage in Tribal consultation

Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET
Dial-In: 888-844-9904
Access Code: 2426354
Entry Link: Microsoft Teams Meeting

For more details and schedule information, see the webinar flyer.

Public Land Corps and Resource Assistants Program Proposed Directive

Forest Service staff presented a webinar on October 5, 2020 to:

  • Provide an overview about the directive
  • Discuss how to submit comments
  • Discuss how to engage in Tribal consultation

Watch the webinar recording.

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.

Vision

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.

Location: https://www.fs.fed.us/spf/tribalrelations/index.shtml
Last modified: 13:14:09 15-Oct-2020