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Tribal Relations
Tribal Relations

Tribal Relations

Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC) member tribes sing traditional drum songs at the tribal elk harvest. Read more about the Tribal elk hunt in the Great Lakes…
Frank Winter Hawk and Súnkawakhán developed by the Forest Service Pine Ridge Ranger District in Nebraska to highlight the District’s close relationship with the Lakota people. Read more about Frank Winter Hawk…
Celebrate National American Indian-Alaska Native Heritage Month - November 2019. Read more about Heritage Month…
USDA Under Secretary James W. Hubbard, USDA Natural Resources and Environment, addressed FFA tribal youth about land stewardship July 25, 2019. Read more about the meeting…

Community Forest and Open Space Webinar Recording

A Tribal information webinar was held September 19, 2019, to provide an overview of the Community Forest Program and the current Request for Applications; to share information about the Hall Mountain Community Forest with Tommy Cabe, forester with the Cherokee Nation; and, to answer questions.

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: 17:09:07 13-Nov-2019