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Tribal Consultation

The Department recognizes the sovereign authority of Tribal governments, is committed to working in partnership with Indian Tribes on a government-to-government basis, and believes this partnership results in improved policy outcomes. Therefore, at least two government-to-government consultations will occur during the process of developing the Initial and Final Reports mandated by Secretarial Order 3336 – Rangeland Fire Prevention, Management, and Restoration to gain vital feedback and input from the federally recognized Tribes.

DRAFT Final Report is Available for Review

The draft Final Report, SO 3336: A Set of Longer Term Actions and Activities (PDF, 2.1 MB), currently includes a compilation of information provided by the nine interagency Task Groups that are working to address specific elements in Section 7(b) of the Order. The draft Final Report outlines a proposed set of actions and activities for implementation in 2016 and beyond and is available for comment through April 21, 2015. Your ideas, comments, and concerns are vitally important to the Department's Rangeland Fire Task Force, as the input received during the comment period will help shape the Final Report that is to be delivered to Secretary Jewell on May 1, 2015. The Final Report will frame a long-term strategy for addressing the threat of rangeland fire in the Great Basin region. Thank you in advance for your comments (see below), and for your ongoing participation in this high priority effort for the Department.

Draft National Seed Strategy for Rehabilitation and Restoration 2015-2020

The Plant Conservation Alliance (PCA) is a public-private partnership of organizations that share the same goal: to protect native plants by ensuring that native plant populations and their communities are maintained, enhanced, and restored.

Tribal Consultations

A Tribal Consultation Invitation Letter (PDF, 39 KB) letter was issued on January 16, 2015, from Michael L. Connor, Deputy Secretary, U. S. Department of the Interior, announcing a listening session and two government-to-government consultations regarding the Initial and Final Reports.

February 4, 2015, Listening Session

February 19, 2015, Portland Oregon

Location: Federal Building East
911 ME 11th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97232
Time: 0900 – 1200 (PST)
Comment Deadline: February 23, 2015

April 7, 2015, Reno, Nevada

Location: Reno-Sparks Tribal Health Center
1715 Kuenzli Street
Reno, Nevada 89502
Time: 0900 – 1200 (PST)
Comment Deadline: April 21, 2015

Process to Comment

All comments received by the designated deadlines will be considered prior to finalizing either report.

Direct questions to Policy, Management, and Budget Tribal Liaison Officer, Jerry Gidner at or (202) 302-9731.