This webinar is first in a six-part series providing insights on the history of native lands and their management ranging from treaties to wildlife, fisheries, forestry, fire management and more. More than 56 million acres of land across the United States are owned and managed by Native Americans, however, many natural resource professionals are unaware of the unique history, legal status, and management of these lands.

There are 574 federally recognized Tribes in the United States as of 2020, however, they are often lumped together ignoring their uniqueness.

The NAFWS has worked with Native American and Alaska Native Tribes and Tribal natural resource professionals since the early 1980s. This webinar will discuss the diversity of Tribal natural resource programs and the challenges and successes this presents.