Tribal Connections - US Forest Service Indian Lands Map Viewer

Type: 
Tribal Profiles
Event Date: 
11/02/2015 12 pm PST
Organization: 
USDA Forest Service
Description: 

The U.S. Forest Service released Tribal Connections, a new online interactive mapping tool that shows how lands managed by the agency connect or overlap with current tribal trust lands and lands tribes exchanged with the federal government prior to 1900. This reference tool will help Forest Service employees and the public better understand historical treaties and the role they play in making current land management decisions. Tribal Connections contains multiple layers that include information on forests and grasslands managed by the agency, lands owned by tribes and historical data on lands ceded by treaties. Nearly 4,000 miles of shared boundaries between tribal lands and Forest Service-administered/owned land are identified.

Category: 
Forest Service, GIS, mapping, tribal trust lands, treaties