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USDA Forest Service Tribal Relations Strategic Plan - Fiscal Years 2019–2022

Summary of Goals and Objectives

Strategic Goal: Sustain Sovereignty Through Shared Stewardship

Goal: Sustain Our Nation’s Forests and Grasslands


  • 1.A Build, strengthen, and uphold nation-to-nation relationships that sustain tribal sovereignty and help meet the Agency’s trust responsibility and treaty obligations.
  • 1.B Engage in shared stewardship of our Nation’s lands, including tribal and Forest Service lands and resources, to support healthy and resilient forests and grasslands that benefit tribal communities and help the Forest Service better accomplish its mission.

Strategic Goal: Deliver Benefits to Tribal Communities and the Public

Goal: Deliver Benefits to the Public


  • 2.A Facilitate delivery of benefits to tribal communities and the public.
  • 2.B Strengthen availability, access, use, and resilience of tribally important resources and places.
  • 2.C Leverage partners’ capabilities.

Strategic Goal: Apply Knowledge Inclusively

Goal: Apply Knowledge Globally


  • 3.A Facilitate the appropriate and ethical gathering and exchange of knowledge and perspectives that lead to beneficial actions on forests and grasslands across boundaries.
  • 3.B Promote diversity and inclusion within the agency in support of the Forest Service Strategic Plan Management Objective “Recruit a diverse workforce.”

Strategic Goal: Excel in Tribal Relations Leadership

Goal: Excel As A High-performing Agency


  • 4.A Showcase outstanding examples of collaboration with Tribes, promoting positive agency engagement to enhance tribal relations.
  • 4.B Continuously improve how the Forest Service creates, maintains, and improves tribal relations.
  • 4.C Enhance the Forest Service’s ability to maintain an accountable process for its consultation and other interactions with Tribes.

From: USDA Forest Service Tribal Relations Strategic Plan: Fiscal Year 2019–2022, Page 4.

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