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Tribal Forestry: Understanding Current Issues and Challenges
January 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Register for this series (attend what you can)
Thursdays from January 18 to April 25
12:00 – 12:55 p.m. Eastern Time
(Note: there will be no webinars on March 14 and 21)
The series is free and open to the public. Each session will be recorded and posted to the website. We will offer CEUs for foresters in attendance. More information is forthcoming.
Tribes and First Nations have been forest stewards since time immemorial on the land that is currently called North America. In the face of climate change, tribes and First Nations continue to work with institutions, NGOs, and federal and state agencies to support Indigenous sovereignty and resilient forested landscapes. This webinar will focus on the current state of tribal forest management and Indigenous stewardship with a series of speakers from different tribes, universities, non-profits, and agencies. Beginning with an introduction to tribal forestry and the trust responsibilities, topics will include the history of forest stewardship on tribal lands in North America, federal laws and tribal forestry, contemporary uses of plants and wildlife stewardship, fire, conclusions from the Indian Forest Management Assessment (IFMAT), tribal co-management, and the future of tribal forestry in the face of climate change.
The series is co-developed and co-hosted by The Forest School and the Yale Center for Environmental Justice at Yale School of the Environment, and Salish Kootenai College.