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 facilitated by Gerald Torres (Yale School of the Environment), Adrian Leighton (Salish Kootenai College), Marlyse Duguid (YSE), Mark Ashton (The Forest School at YSE) and Gary Dunning (The Forest School at YSE and The Forest Dialogue).
Join us every Thursday from January 18 to April 25 from 12–12:55 pm U.S. ET. Note there will be no webinars on March 14 and 21.
To learn more and register, visit https://yff.yale.edu/speaker-series/tribal-forestry-understanding-current-issues-and-challenges.