Tribal Relations

“This work is important in many ways such as bringing our youth and elders together to promote teaching and understanding; cultural identity and survival; preserving our environment encompassing land, air and water; strong partnerships and sharing of resources between the entities involved; education and employment pathway for our youth; and, understating better the importance of the spiritual value surrounding all these things.” –Everett Gomez, Hopi Tribe.


Our Partners

Havasupai Tribal logo

Hopi Tribal logo

Hualapai Tribal logo

Kaibab-Paiute Tribal logo




Kaibab Band
of Paiute Indians

Kaibab National Forest & Surrounding Tribal Lands Map

Navajo Tribal logo

Zuni Tribal logo

San Juan Tribal logo

Yavapai-Prescott Tribal logo

Navajo Nation

Pueblo of Zuni

San Juan
Southern Paiute



Collaborative Efforts

Forest Service and Hopi Tribe lifting a fenceThe Kaibab National Forest (KNF) has a long standing commitment to establishing collaborative partnerships with within native communities. Tribal partnerships are built through government-to-government consultation, youth outreach, implementing projects on national forest and tribal lands, exchange of goods and services, and open and transparent communication. Our focus is on developing partnerships that provide benefits to tribes while helping to achieve critical restoration work on national forests. Partnerships like these are the key to our future success as resource managers.

Collection Policy

The Kaibab National Forest has a collection policy which provides forest products to Native Americans for traditional and cultural use at no charge. To read more on the collection policy go to For information about fuelwood permits available on the Kaibab National Forest please go to

Alamo Navajo

Alamo Navajo worker with chainsawAlamo Navajo School Board Inc. (ANSBI) has thinned 100 acres of ponderosa pine within the 4FRI footprint. The KNF and the 4FRI team are exploring the option of expanding on the agreement with ANSBI. This expansion could include more crews and larger acres of treatment.

Since 2012, ANSBI has accomplished:

  • 930 acres have been thinned
  • 38 acres have been piled
  • 280 cords of fuelwood provided to local communities of the Navajo Nation