Intertribal Timber Council

Society of American Foresters 2008 National Convention

Forestry in a Climate of Change:
Tribal Forestry

November 5-9 • Reno, Nevada

Nearly 19 million acres of Indian forestland are managed under the trust responsibility of the United States. Until the late 1970's, tribal involvement in establishing management goals and objectives was minimal. Under self-determination policies, tribes are establishing their own forestry programs and assuming greater responsibility for developing and implementing integrated resource management plans that meld modern science with traditional knowledge. Increasingly, tribal management approaches are being recognized as models for sustainable management of forest resources.

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Welcome - SAF 2008 National Convention: Tribal Forestry
Gary Morishima • CEO - MORI-ko, LLC


National Overview of Indian Forestry: Tribal Perspectives
Don Motanic • Technical Specialist, Intertribal Timber Council


Cooperative Forest Management: Tribal Partnerships and Their Value
John Waconda • Regional Forester, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Tribal Forestry - Increasingly Important yet Underappreciated
Larry Mason • University of Washington, College of Forest Resources
Emerging Opportunities for a Functional Forest: A Yakama Nation Perspective
Philip Rigdon • Deputy Director, Division of Natural Resources Yakama Nation

Fire on the Land Project: Salish, Kootenai and Pend Oreille
Jim Roessler • Timber Sales Officer, Salish & Kootenai
Joe Durglo • VP Intertribal Timber Council, Salish & Kootenai

For more information go to the Salish and Kootenai Tribes' "Fire History Project".

A Perspective of Tribal Forestry—Its History
Victoria Yazzie • Natural Resource⁄Forestry Program, College of Menominee Nation
Concluding Remarks - SAF 2008 National Convention: Tribal Forestry
Gary Morishima • CEO - MORI-ko, LLC