The Western Governors’ Association will host the webinar, “Partnering with Tribes on Shared Land Management Goals” on May 30 from 11 a.m.—1 p.m. (MT) as part of the Western Governors’ National Forest and Rangeland Management Initiative.
The webinar will examine innovative ways for federal land managers to form collaborative, cross-boundary partnerships with local tribes. Case studies will highlight work done with the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe on the Fort Pierre National Grasslands and with the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Nation on the Lolo National Forest.
The webinar will be moderated by Susan Johnson, Regional Tribal Relations Program Manager, U.S. Forest Service. Panelists include: Dan Svingen, District Ranger, Ft. Pierre National Grasslands; Dr. Shaun Grassel, Wildlife Biologist, Fish and Wildlife Department, Lower Brule Sioux Tribe; Jim Durglo, Intertribal Timber Council, Fire Technical Specialist; Darrell Clairmont, Fuels Specialist, CSKT Division of Fire; Jim Steele, Reserved Treaty Rights Project Coordinator, CSKT Division of Fire; and Governor J. Michael Chavarria, Santa Clara Pueblo.