Forestry Assistance for Tribal Governments

TCC forestry assists tribal councils

These services include, but are not limited to some of the following areas:

  • business
  • land and forest planning issues
  • forestry legislation

Many of the same types of services provided for the trust program are available via the technical assistance program, but there are some limitations on funding since these lands are not considered “trust” lands. Many tribal programs have requested assistance in developing GIS capabilities and the program can provide advice and some on-site support for hardware and software installation and training.

The program is also working toward the development of a hazard fuel reduction program for lands in and around village sites. This program could use a combination of mechanical fuel treatments and/or prescribed fire to reduce fuel loads or to improve wildlife habitat on village lands. Funding for this program has been from Bureau of Indian Affairs and other agencies.