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Tribal Engagement roadmap

Editor(s): Christopher Farley, Tania Ellersick, Chalonda Jasper
Year Published: 2015

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service is recognized as a leader among Federal land management agencies in partnering collaboratively with American Indian and Alaska Native governments and indigenous communities. The Forest Service Research and Development (R&D) Deputy Area recognizes that working with tribes and indigenous groups is vital to its mission to develop and deliver knowledge and innovative technology to improve the health and use of the Nation’s forests and grasslands— both public and private. Roadmap) encompasses a wide range of the biological, physical, and social sciences. It aims to guide collaboration across communities and tribal nations to help develop ethical and significant research partnerships. Highlighting tribal engagement opportunities will build the Forest Service R&D staff commitment to the USDA’s government-to-government relationship and trust responsibilities to tribes. It will also encourage joint learning with tribes and indigenous groups on issues of common concern.

Citation: Farley C, Ellersick T, Jasper C, eds. 2015. Tribal Engagement roadmap. U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service Research and Development FS 1043, 31 p.
Topic(s): Fire Communication & Education, Public Perspectives of Fire Management, Fire & Traditional Knowledge, Human Dimensions of Fire Management
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Technical Report or White Paper
NRFSN number: 16168
Record updated: Apr 6, 2018