Forest Ecology and Management Seminar
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 3:00pm

Dr. Jeremy Spoon from PSU will present: 

Collaborative Resource Stewardship on Federal Lands: Creating Pathways for Indigenous Peoples and Protected Area Exchanges 

Indigenous peoples throughout the United States have ancestral heritage to lands under the governance of various protected areas. Engagements between native peoples and federal agencies (e.g., U.S Forest Service, National Park Service, etc.) often does not extend beyond compliance with federal policy, lacking direct, two-way communication and opportunities for indigenous co-stewardship of natural and cultural resources. I will focus on the process for creating collaborative resource stewardship exchanges between indigenous peoples and federal agencies in the USA. As a case study, I will present multiple on-going applied anthropological projects in southern Nevada among Nuwuvi (Southern Paiute), the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This framework utilizes collaborative ethnoecological research, facilitated planning meetings with working groups of representatives from tribes and federal agencies and multi-generational resource management activities to create and enhance communication pathways and to co-steward the land. 

WHEN: Tuesday October 8, 3-4 pm 

WHERE: Portland State University, Urban Center, room 204  

Live web streaming will be available here. 


The Forest Ecology and Management (FEM) seminar is a collaborative effort between Portland State University School of the Environment and the US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station. Our goal is to build connections among PSU, USFS, non-profits, timber management companies, etc.