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News and Events Archive

Keep track of past Tribal Relations news and events.

Webinars

Wilderness Management Proposed Directives Updates

Forest Service staff presented a webinar on November 9th to:

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

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

Rangeland Management Proposed Directives Updates

Forest Service staff presented 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

Watch the webinar recording.

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

Cave Management Proposed Directive

Forest Service staff presented a webinar to:

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

Watch the webinar recording.

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.

Oil and Gas Proposed Rule Tribal Information Webinars

Two webinars were presented by Forest Serive staff to:

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

Watch the recording of the September 22, 2020 webinar.
Watch the recording the September 23, 2020 webinar.

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.

See the webinar flyer to view and informational video about the proposed agreement.

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 19, 2020 webinar.

Proposed Rule and Draft Directive Webinar Recordings

Webinars regarding the following topics were hosted on July 16, 2020 and July 20, 2020:

  • Range Excess Use & Unauthorized Use – Proposed Rule
  • Emergency Closures for Hunting, Fishing, and Recreational Shooting - Draft Directive

Watch the recording of the July 16, 2020 webinar.
Watch the recording of the July 20, 2020 webinar.

Drafts of the Proposed Rule and Draft Directive will be available soon.

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 SM.FS.HeritAgrmnt@usda.gov or your local forest representative.

Community Forest and Open Space Webinar Recording

A Tribal information webinar was held September 18, 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.

NEPA Rule Tribal Webinar Recordings

Tribal information webinars were held on June 24 and July 12, 2019, to provide an overview of the changes in the Proposed Rule for NEPA procedures, how to submit comments, and how to engage in Tribal consultation.

2018 Farm Bill Listening Session, Title VIII: Forestry

Presented on May 15, 2019, the focus of the “2018 Farm Bill Listening Session, Title VIII: Forestry” was on Section 8624: Good Neighbor Authority for Tribes; Section 8703: Tribal Forest management Demonstration project (also known as “638’ contracts). There was also discussion on tribal woody biomass projects authorized by Public Law 115-325 (amending the Tribal Forest Protection Act).

Sacred Sites Listening Sessions

Transcripts of the November 29, 2010, and February 14, 2011, calls are available by request.

Events

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