Sustainable Forest Communities: Integrated Land Stewardship Strategy for Native American Land Claims
The purpose of this project is to create an integrated biocultural land stewardship strategy for existing and newly settled land claims of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe. In partnership with Native American governance institutions, we will develop a framework for collaborative applied research in sustainable forest use that addresses ecological, economic, and sociocultural needs. We will undertake a comprehensive biocultural land use study of existing lands and newly settled land claims of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe in the Northern Forest and develop an innovative and culturally-relevant stewardship strategy for those lands. We will also create curricula and audio visual materials related to sustainable forest use and biocultural land stewardship to be used in high school and undergraduate environmental science education.