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U.S. Forest Service Tribal Relations

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Tribal Relations
Tribal Relations


The Forest Service Tribal Relations Program is directed by a number of policies, executive orders, and statutes.

U.S. Forest Service

U.S. Department of Agriculture


Tribal Forest Protection Act

Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act Amendments of 2017, Public Law 115-325, “Indian Energy Act”

This Act (section 202) amends the Tribal Forest Protection Act of 2004 to direct the Department of the Interior, for land under Bureau of Land Management jurisdiction, and the Department of Agriculture (USDA), for land under Forest Service jurisdiction, to enter into agreements with Tribes to carry out demonstration projects to promote biomass energy production on Indian forest land and in nearby communities by providing them with reliable supplies of woody biomass from federal lands. Interior and USDA must enter into agreements with tribal organizations to carry out additional biomass demonstration projects.

The Farm Bill



Indian Financing Act

Ecological Restoration

Direction Not Available Yet

  • National Forest Planning Rule
  • Roadless Rule

Executive Orders


Last modified: 09:24:11 2-Apr-2020