The Western Governors’ Association hosted the webinar, “Partnering with Tribes on Shared Land Management Goals” on May 30, 2018 as part of the Western Governors’ National Forest and Rangeland Management Initiative.
The webinar examined innovative ways for federal land managers to form collaborative, cross-boundary partnerships with local tribes. A case study highlighted work done with the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe on the Fort Pierre National Grasslands.
The webinar was moderated by Susan Johnson, Regional Tribal Relations Program Manager, U.S. Forest Service, with remarks by Governor J. Michael Chavarria of Santa Clara Pueblo. Case study panelists included: Dan Svingen, District Ranger, Ft. Pierre National Grasslands; Dr. Shaun Grassel, Wildlife Biologist, Fish and Wildlife Department, Lower Brule Sioux Tribe; and Robert Sloss.