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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 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
    (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

    (206) 221-0750

  • Doug Eifler

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

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