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Learn more about the Research Sub-Committee of the ITC.

A committee comprised of representatives from the Intertribal Timber Council, University of Washington, and Salish Kootenai College requests your assistance in completing a brief survey to help establish a tribal research agenda for forest and natural resource management. This anonymous survey asks for opinions regarding three general subjects: (1) the importance of research in specific topical areas; (2) impediments to the conduct and application of research in tribal communities; and (3) interest in participating in research activities.

The survey should take about 5 minutes. Please complete the survey on-line or send completed forms to: Adrian Leighton, Salish Kootenai College, PO Box 70, Pablo MT 59855 by April 15, 2011. If you have questions regarding the survey, contact Adrian at 406 275 4948 or adrian_leighton@skc.edu for additional information. Results of the survey will be reported at the June 2011 ITC Annual Symposium in Carlton, MN. Thank you for your participation.

Sub-Committee Members

  • Ernesto Alvarado

    University of Washington, Research Associate Professor
    (206) 616-6020

  • John DeGroot

    Nez Perce, Forestry & Fire Management Director
    (208) 843-7328

  • Jim Durglo

    Confederated Salish & Kootenai, Tribal Forestry Department Head
    (406) 676-3755

  • Jim Erickson

    ITC Fire Technical Specialist
    (509) 633-1067

  • Chris Farley

    USDA Forest Service, National Climate Change Specialist
    (202) 205-4095

  • Colin Hardy

    USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Program Manager
    (406) 329-4978

  • Faline Haven

    USDA Forest Service, Office of Tribal Relations, Management Analyst
    (202) 205-1520

  • Stacie Holmes

    BIA BOFRP, Forest Inventory Specialist
    (720) 407-0642

  • Adrian Leighton - Co-Chair

    Salish Kootenai College, Forestry Instructor
    adrian_leighton@skc.edu
    (406) 275-4948

  • Gary Morishima

    Quinault Indian Nation, Technical Advisor
    (206) 236-1406

  • Don Motanic

    ITC Technical Specialist
    (503) 282-4296

  • Phil Rigdon

    Yakama Indian Nation Dept. of Natural Resources, Deputy Director
    (509) 865-5121

  • Dale Sebastian

    BIA Northwest Regional Office, Regional Forester
    (503) 231-6702

  • Laurel James - Co-Chair

    University of Washington
    Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) Tribal Projects Manager

    laurelj@nararenewables.org

    (206) 221-0750

  • Doug Eifler

    Haskell Indian Nations University - Natural Resource Liaison
    (785) 749-8414



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