Home
A JFSP Fire Science Exchange Network
Bringing People Together & Sharing Knowledge in the Northern Rockies

Tribal Lands: Treaties, Federal Trust Obligation, & Opportunities for Cross-Boundary Collaboration

Date: December 3, 2020
Presenter(s): Alicia Bell-Sheeter, Lexie Rue-Harris
Description:

This is the second webinar in a six-part series that informs forestry and natural resource professionals of the full scope of land management approaches used by Native Americans across the country.

Federal agencies have a unique political relationship with tribes as fellow sovereigns, and as current stewards of traditional homelands. This presentation will discuss that relationship, legal obligations of federal trustees, and opportunities for collaboration with Tribes across boundaries and land jurisdictions to achieve landscape scale benefits.

More than 56 million acres of land across the United States are owned and managed by Native Americans, however many natural resource professionals are unaware of the unique history, legal status, and management of these lands. Join this webinar series to learn more about the history of native lands and their management from tribal legal obligations and treaties to wildlife, fisheries, forestry and fire management on native lands. The goal of this webinar series is to inform forestry and natural resource professionals of the full scope of land management approaches used by Native Americans across the country. In addition, information from this series will provide the audience a better understanding of some of the complex history and policy challenges that also influence tribal land management both on and off reservation lands.

Topic(s): Fire & Traditional Knowledge
Ecosystem(s): None
Type: Webinar
NRFSN number: 22357
Record updated: Dec 9, 2020