Tribal Relations

 Based on their ancestral ties to the forest, the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest maintains special relationships with the following Tribes:

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Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest maintains a government to government relationship with each federally recognized tribe having traditional lands within the Forest. Each of the eight tribes is a sovereign entity and has its own distinct culture and traditional values.

Land and resources hold a special and unique meaning in the everyday life-ways of many Native Americans. Our relationships with the tribes are not simply to fulfill our trust obligations, but because we respect tribal cultural values and consider these values an important part of management of the Forest.

Tribes have collaborated with the Forest on numerous partnerships, including vegetation management to enhance production of certain plant species, Passport in Time projects, prosecution of archaeological site looters, and public interpretation of historic and prehistoric sites.