Tribal Projects

Projects and Publications

Tribal Projects

Funding Year Title Principal Investigator(s) Project Description
2019 Building Knowledge Exchange Networks to Support Climate Adaptation in the Interior Southwest Katharine Jacobs Link

Funding Year Title Principal Investigator(s) Project Description
2016 Continued Partnerships to Increase Capacity for Tribal Natural Resource Adaptation Planning Gregg Garfin Link
2016 Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Traditional Knowledge and Climate Change Adaptation Karletta Chief Link
2015 Building Partnerships to Assess Tribal Adaptation to Climate Change and Science Needs in the Southwest Katharine Jacobs Link
2012 Climate Change Vulnerability of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe in the Southwest Karletta Chief Link

Tribal Publications

Alternative Management Paradigms for the Future of the Colorado and Green Rivers

K. Wheeler, Schmidt, J. C., Salehabadi, H., Neilson, B., Mihalevich, B., Kasprak, A., Goeking, S., Gilbert, L., Wang, J., Udall, B., Bruckerhoff, L., and Kuhn, E., “Alternative Management Paradigms for the Future of the Colorado and Green Rivers”, Center for Colorado River Studies, 2021.

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Keepers of the Flame: Supporting the Revitalization of Indigenous Cultural Burning

C. Adlam, Middleton, B. Rose, Almendariz, D., Goode, R. W., and Martinez, D. J., “Keepers of the Flame: Supporting the Revitalization of Indigenous Cultural Burning”, Society & Natural Resources, 2021.

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Becoming Storms: Indigenous Water Protectors Fight for the Future

B. Rose Middl Manning, Martinez, D., Reed, K., and Mascarhenas, M., “Becoming Storms: Indigenous Water Protectors Fight for the Future”, in Lessons in Environmental Justice From Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter and Idle No More, 2020.

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Returning the Yurok Forest to the Yurok Tribe: California’s First Tribal Carbon Credit Project,

B. Rose Middleton and Reed, K., “Returning the Yurok Forest to the Yurok Tribe: California’s First Tribal Carbon Credit Project,”, in Stan. Envtl. L. Rev., vol. 39, 2019.

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Indigenous experiences in the U.S. with climate change and environmental stewardship in the Anthropocene

K. Chief, Daigle, J. J., Lynn, K., and Whyte, K. Powys, “Indigenous experiences in the U.S. with climate change and environmental stewardship in the Anthropocene”, in Forest Conservation and Management in the Anthropocene: Conference Proceedings, V. A. Sample and Bixler, R. P. , Eds. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. Rocky Mountain Research Station, 2014, pp. 161 – 176.

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Native American Tribe Prepares for Climate Change with the Help of a Soil Scientist

M. Fisher, “Native American Tribe Prepares for Climate Change with the Help of a Soil Scientist”, Soil Horizons, vol. 55, 2014.

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Climate change perception, observation and policy support in rural Nevada: A comparative analysis of Native Americans, non-native ranchers and farmers and mainstream America

W. James Smith, Liu, Z. , Safi, A. Saleh, and Chief, K. , “Climate change perception, observation and policy support in rural Nevada: A comparative analysis of Native Americans, non-native ranchers and farmers and mainstream America”, Environmental Science & Policy, vol. 42, pp. 101-122, 2014.

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Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States: A Report Prepared for the National Climate Assessment

G. Garfin, Jardine, A., Merideth, R., Black, M., and LeRoy, S., Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States: A Report Prepared for the National Climate Assessment. Washington D.C.: Island Press, 2013.

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Climate change impacts on the water resources of American Indians and Alaska Natives in the US

K. Cozzetto, Chief, K., Dittmer, K., Brubaker, M., Gough, R., Souza, K., Ettawageshik, F., Wotkyns, S., Opitz-Stapleton, S., and Duren, S., “Climate change impacts on the water resources of American Indians and Alaska Natives in the US”, Climatic Change, vol. 120, pp. 569-584, 2013.

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Climate change in arid lands and Native American socioeconomic vulnerability: The case of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe

M. R. Gautam, Chief, K., and J., S. Jr. Willia, “Climate change in arid lands and Native American socioeconomic vulnerability: The case of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe”, Climatic Change, vol. 120, 2013.

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  • Adlam, C, M Adams, D Martinez, BR Middleton. 2020. Keepers of the Flame: Native American Cultural Burning in California, Winter 2020 Report. UC Davis.
  • Aldern, J, and R Goode. 2014. These Stories Hold Water: Learning and Burning in North Fork Mono Homelands. Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education, and Society 3(3)
  • Anderson, M.K., (1993). Indian fire-based management in the sequoia mixed conifer forests of the central and southern Sierra Nevada. Yosemite Research Center, Yosemite National Park.           Cooperative Agreement Order Number 8027-2-002. Manuscript on file, Yosemite Research Center
  • Eisenberg C, Anderson CL, Collingwood A, Sissons R, Dunn CJ, Meigs GW, Hibbs DE, Murphy S, Kuiper SD, SpearChief-Morris J, Little Bear L, Johnston B and Edson CB (2019) Out of the Ashes: Ecological Resilience to Extreme Wildfire, Prescribed Burns, and Indigenous Burning in Ecosystems. Front. Ecol. Evol. 7:436. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2019.00436
  • Finney, M. A. (2020). The wildland fire system and challenges for engineering. Fire Safety Journal, 103085. doi:10.1016/j.firesaf.2020.103085
  • Goode, RW, et al. 2018. “Summary Report from Tribal and Indigenous Communities within California” California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment, 
  • Hankins, D. 2017. Restoring Indigenous Prescribed Fire to California Oak Woodlands. General Technical Report PSW-GTR-251, pp. 123-129.
  • Huffman, M. R. (2013). The Many Elements of Traditional Fire Knowledge: Synthesis, Classification, and Aids to Cross-cultural Problem Solving in Fire-dependent Systems Around the World. Ecology and Society, 18(4). doi:10.5751/es-05843-180403
  • Kay, Charles E. (2000). Native Burning in Western North America: Implications for Hardwood Forest Management. In: Yaussy, Daniel A., comp. 2000. Proceedings: workshop on fire, people, and the central hardwoods landscape; 2000 March 12-14; Richmond, KY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-274. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station: 19-27.
  • Lake F.K., Christianson A.C. (2019) Indigenous Fire Stewardship. In: Manzello S. (eds) Encyclopedia of Wildfires and Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fires. Springer, Cham.
  • Lake, F. K., Wright, V., Morgan, P., Mcfadzen, M., Mcwethy, D., & Stevens-Rumann, C. (2017). Returning Fire to the Land: Celebrating Traditional Knowledge and Fire. Journal of Forestry, 115(5), 343-353. doi:10.5849/jof.2016-043r2
  • Lam, D., et al. 2020. Indigenous and local knowledge in sustainability transformations research: a literature review. Ecology and Society 25(1):3.
  • Long, J and F Lake. 2018. Escaping social-ecological traps through tribal stewardship on national forest lands in the Pacific Northwest, United States of America. Ecology and Society 23(2).
  • Long, Jonathan W.; Anderson, M. Kat; Quinn-Davidson, Lenya; Goode, Ron W.; Lake, Frank K.; Skinner, Carl N. 2016. Restoring California black oak ecosystems to promote tribal values and wildlife. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-252.
  • Marks-Block T, F Lake, L Curran. 2019. Effects of understory fire management treatments on California Hazelnut, an ecocultural resource of the Karuk and Yurok Indians in the Pacific Northwest. Forest Ecology and Management 450.
  • Middleton BR, K Reed. 2019. Returning the Yurok Forest to the Yurok Tribe: California’s First Tribal Carbon Credit Project, 39 Stan. Envtl. L. Rev.
  • Mistry J and A Berardi. 2016. Bridging indigenous and scientific knowledge. Science 352 (6291): 1274-1275.
  • Norton-Smith K, et al. 2016. Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples: A Synthesis of Current Impacts and Experiences. USDA PNW Research Station, GTR 944.
  • Robbins, M. 2019. Yurok TREX: Cultural Fire Management Council-Yurok Cultural Burn Training Exchange. Fire Learning Network, Notes from the Field
  • Roos, C. I., Zedeño, M. N., Hollenback, K. L., & Erlick, M. M. (2018). Indigenous impacts on North American Great Plains fire regimes of the past millennium. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(32), 8143-8148. doi:10.1073/pnas.1805259115
  • Ruffner, C. M., and J. W. Groninger. (2006). Making the case for fire in southern Illinois forests. Journal of Forestry, v. 104, no. 2, p. 78-83.
  • Shinn, D. A. (1980). Historical Perspectives on Range Burning in the Inland Pacific Northwest. Journal of Range Management, 33(6), 415. doi:10.2307/3898574
  • Williams (2002a, b) and Pyne (1982, 1995) have reviewed extensively Native American use of fire and support the view that burning by Indigenous groups has modified landscapes across the continent.