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Working with American Indian tribes on wildland fires: protecting cultural heritage sites in northwestern California

Author(s): Frank K. Lake
Year Published: 2011
Description:

The Federal Land Policy and Management Act (1976: Public Law 94-579) requires coordination with approved tribal management plans for the purposes of development and revisions of such plans and is inclusive of programs or projects. Federal Government consultation, such as government-to-government protocol agreements with federally recognized tribes (Executive Order 13175, 2000), provides one mechanism for raising concerns and understanding potential impacts to cultural resources and related tribal trust resources resulting from Federal fire management activities. Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) and fire management agreements between tribes and Federal agencies provide a framework for clarifying the agencies' and tribes' roles in collaborative and cooperative fire management for the protection, security, and mitigation of impacts to tribal trust and cultural and heritage resources.

Citation: Lake, Frank K. 2011. Working with American Indian tribes on wildland fires: protecting cultural heritage sites in northwestern California. Fire Management Today 71(3):14-21.
Topic(s): Fire Policy & Law, Fire & Traditional Knowledge, Management Approaches
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Book or Chapter or Journal Article
NRFSN number: 16098
FRAMES RCS number: 14730
TTRS (Tall Timbers Research Station) Number: 26938
Record updated: Dec 12, 2017