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

  • A report on the survey for the research priorities

  • The Intertribal Timber Council (ITC), in partnership with the USDA Forest Service Southern and Pacific Northwest Research Stations is pleased to announce scholarship opportunities for Native American students who are planning or currently conducting tribally relevant research in a natural resource issue.

    Deadline: January 22, 2016, 5:00 p.m. PST

    Award: Up to $4,000

  • U.S. Forest Service Research and Development
    November 2015

  • U.S. Forest Service
    Research and Development
    November 2015
    Research and Development Draft Tribal Engagement Roadmap Highlights Report

Sub-Committee Members:

  • Ernesto Alvarado

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

  • John DeGroot

    Nez Perce, Forestry & Fire Management Director
    (208) 621-4618

  • Jim Durglo

    Confederated Salish & Kootenai, Tribal Forestry Department Head
    (406) 676-3755, ext. 6009

  • Jim Erickson

    ITC Fire Technical Specialist
    (509) 633-1067

  • Chris Farley

    USDA Forest Service, National Climate Change Specialist
    (703) 605-5120

  • Colin Hardy

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

  • Faline Haven

    USDOI BIA DFWFM, Acting Chief Forester
    (202) 208-5968

  • Stacie Holmes

    BIA BOFRP, Forest Inventory Specialist
    (720) 484-3201

  • Laurel James - Co-Chair

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

  • 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, ext. 4655

  • Dale Sebastian

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

Graduate Research Opportunities