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Tribal Relations
Tribal Relations

Tribal Relations

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 A sugar maple leaf. Conceptual drawing of Wahhoga village.
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…
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…

NEW! Public Land Corps and Resource Assistants Program 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: Monday, October 5, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET
Dial-In: 888-844-9904
Access Code: 9748599
Entry Link: https://usfs.adobeconnect.com/volserv-500

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

National Phasing Programmatic Agreement Webinars

The National Phasing Programmatic Agreement (Phasing PA) proposes to increase coordination between the agency and consulting parties to address Section 106 compliance at the beginning of large-scale and multi-year projects. For this series of two-part question and answer sessions, participants are invited to first independently watch a video about the changes made in the PA draft and the upcoming consultation period, and in the second part, discuss any questions with Forest Service National Heritage Program and Office of Tribal Relations staff.

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

Oil and Gas Proposed Rule Tribal Information Webinars

Two webinars will presented by Forest Serive staff to:

  • Provide an overview of the rule
  • Discuss how to submit comments
  • Discuss how to engage in Tribal consultation

Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET
Dial-in: 888-251-2949 or 215-861-0694
Access Code: 9246521#
Entry Link: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/832166

Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM ET
Dial-in: 888-251-2949 or 215-861-0694
Access Code: 5671270#
Entry Link: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/832167

For more details, see the webinar flyer.

USDA Forest Service Landscape Scale Restoration Program Proposed Directive Webinar

A webinar was presented by Forest Serive staff to:

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

Watch the recording of the August 19th webinar.

 

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.

Current Collaboration & Consultation

Location: https://www.fs.fed.us/spf/tribalrelations/index.shtml
Last modified: 07:04:13 14-Sep-2020