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National Level Tribal Consultation

The Forest Service Office of Tribal Relations offers American Indian Goverments and Alaska Native Corporations the opportunity to consult directly with the Washington Office on national level policies. The Office of Tribal Relations continues to refine the consultation process to ensure strong partnerships that will preserve Tribal sovereignty and result in high quality service. For more information, or to initiate formal consultation, on any of the topics listed on this page, please navigate to the consultation of interest or contact sm.fs.otrtribalcon@usda.gov, with reference to the relevant consultation.

Current Consultations

RANGE MANAGEMENT PROPOSED DIRECTIVES UPDATES

Contact the Office of Tribal Relations about this Consultation

Type:

Proposed updates to Forest Service agency policy regarding the Rangeland Management Program.

Start Date:

December 18, 2020

End Date:

April 17, 2021

Related Documents:

Invitation to Consult ; Draft Directive ; Summary Analysis

Informational Webinar:

November 4, 2020

Notes:

These directives apply to the lower 48 states (the limited grazing that occurs in Alaska on National Forest System lands is currently regulated under Special Use Permit).

PUBLIC LAND CORPS AND RESOURCE ASSISTANTS PROGRAM PROPOSED DIRECTIVE

Contact the Office of Tribal Relations about this Consultation

Type:

Proposed Forest Service agency policy for the Public Land Corps and Resource Assistants Program.

Start Date:

December 14, 2020

End Date:

April 13, 2021

Related Documents:

Invitation to Consult ; Draft Directive ; Summary Analysis

Informational Webinar:

October 5, 2020

RANGE EXCESS AND UNAUTHORIZED USE PROPOSED RULE

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Type:

Proposed rule regarding fees for unauthorized or excess use of rangelands.

Start Date:

October 30, 2020

End Date:

February 27, 2021

Related Documents:

Invitation to Consult ; Draft Directive ; Summary Analysis

Informational Webinars:

July 16, 2020 ; July 20, 2020

Notes:

This Excess rule for grazing refers to any entity, regardless of permit status, who has excess or unauthorized livestock grazing on the National Forest/Grassland System.

NATIONAL PHASING PROGRAMMATIC AGREEMENT UNDER SECTION 106 OF THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION ACT

Contact the Office of Tribal Relations about this Consultation

Type:

Proposed agreement for phasing Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act for large-scale, multi-year undertakings

Start Date:

September 29, 2020

End Date:

December 4, 2020

Related Documents:

Invitation to Consult ; 2020 Draft ; 2020 Summary Analysis ; 2020 Comment and Response Report; 2019 Outline ; 2019 Info Sheet

Informational Webinars:

2020 Informational Video

NEW DIRECTIVES ON LEASES FOR FOREST SERVICE SITES USING NEW AUTHORITIES GRANTED BY SECTION 8623 OF THE AGRICULTURAL IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 2018

Contact the Office of Tribal Relations about this Consultation

Type:

Proposed changes to Forest Service Manuals and Handbooks agency policy.

Start Date:

June 6, 2019

End Date:

TBD

Upcoming Consultations

TIMBER MANAGEMENT PROPOSED DIRECTIVES UPDATES

Contact the Office of Tribal Relations about this Consultation

Type:

Batch 3 of proposed updates to the Timber Management directives.

Start Date:

TBD

End Date:

TBD

Related Documents:

Executive Summary

Informational Webinar:

January 15, 2021

REVISIONS TO THE LOCATABLE MINERAL REGULATIONS IN THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS (CFR) AT CHAPTER 36, PART 228, SUBPART A (36 CFR 228 SUBPART A)

Contact the Office of Tribal Relations about this Consultation

Type:

Proposed updates to the Loctable Minerals regulations.

Start Date:

October 12, 2018

End Date:

TBD

Related Documents:

Executive Summary

Informational Webinar:

December 8, 2020

WILDERNESS MANAGEMENT PROPOSED DIRECTIVES UPDATES

Contact the Office of Tribal Relations about this Consultation

Type:

Proposed updates to Forest Service agency policy regarding the Wilderness Management Program.

Start Date:

TBD

End Date:

TBD

Informational Webinar:

November 9, 2020

CAVE MANAGEMENT PROPOSED DIRECTIVE

Contact the Office of Tribal Relations about this Consultation

Type:

Proposed changes to Forest Service agency policy regarding recreational use of significant caves and karst.

Start Date:

TBD

End Date:

TBD

Informational Webinar:

October 27, 2020

For a portable document format of this schedule, see the Consultation Schedule PDF (119 KB, 01-21-2021)

To view past Forest Service national tribal consultation, please see the Completed Consultation PDF (147 KB, 01-21-2021)

Location: https://www.fs.fed.us/spf/tribalrelations/nationalconsultation.shtml
Last modified: 10:07:47 21-Jan-2021