Scientific Articles

Returning Fire to the Land—Celebrating Traditional Knowledge and Fire
By: Frank K. Lake, Vita Wright, Penelope Morgan, Mary McFadzen, Dave McWethy, and Camille Stevens-Rumann
Journal of Forestry, 2017
Keywords: wildland fire, fuels reduction, American Indians, cross-jurisdiction, communication
The authors organized two workshops to investigate how traditional and western knowledge can be used to enhance wildland fire and fuels management and research, and they present a framework for developing these partnerships based on workshop discussions in this article.
Ahwahsiin: The Land/Where We Get Our Food
Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Contemporary Food Sovereignty on the Blackfeet Reservation
by: Abaki Beck
Saokio Heritage, Blackfeet Reservation, Montana
Ahwahsiin: THE LAND/WHERE WE GET OUR FOOD – Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Contemporary Food Sovereignty on the Blackfeet Reservation
This booklet discusses the present, past and future of food, traditional foods and medicines, and their impacts to health on the Blackfeet Reservation.
Fire in the Jemez
by Thomas W. Swetnam, Regents’ Porfessor of Dendrochronology, Emeritus
Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona, Jemez Mountains Tree-Ring Lab. Jemez Post, March 21, 2017
This article from the Jemez Post describes the FHiRE (Fire and Humans in Resilient Ecosystems) project. This collaborative research project was started in 2011, and involved a group of scientists, forest managers and Jemez community members. It aimed at reconstructing the long-term human, forest and fire histories on the Southern Jemez Plateau.
Opportunities to utilize traditional phonological knowledge to support adaptive management of social-ecological systems vulnerable to changes in climate and fire regimes
by Christopher A. Armatas, Tyron J. Venn, Brooke B. McBride, Alan E. Watson and Steve J. Carver
Ecology and Society 21(1):16
The field of adaptive management has been embraced by researchers and managers in the United States as an approach to improve natural resource stewardship in the face of uncertainty and complex environmental problems. Integrating multiple knowledge sources and feedback mechanisms is an important step in this approach. Our objective is to contribute to the limited literature that describes the benefits of better integrating indigenous knowledge (IK) with other sources of knowledge in making adaptive-management decisions. Specifically, we advocate the integration of traditional phenological knowledge (TPK), a subset of IK, and highlight opportunities for this knowledge to support policy and practice of adaptive management with reference to policy and practice of adapting to uncharacteristic fire regimes and climate change in the western United States.
Comparing Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Western Science Woodland Caribou Habitat Models
JEAN L. POLFUS,1 Wildlife Biology Program, Department of Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences, College of Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA KIMBERLY HEINEMEYER, Round River Conservation Studies, 284 W 400 N, Suite 105, Salt Lake City, UT 84103, USA MARK HEBBLEWHITE, Wildlife Biology Program, Department of Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences, College of Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA TAKU RIVER TLINGIT FIRST NATION, P.O. Box 132, Atlin, BC V0W 1A0, Canada
The Journal of Wildlife Management;DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.643
Received: 31 December 2011;Accepted: 10 September 2013

Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples in the United States: Impacts, Experiences and Actions
Julie Koppel Maldonado, Benedict Colombi, Rajul Pandya, Editors
ISBN 978-3-319-05266-3
Previously published in Climatic Change, Volume 120, Issue 3, 2013

Exploring the role of traditional Ecological knowledge in climate change initiatives
Kirsten Vinyeta and Kathy Lynn. 2013
Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-879. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 37 p.

Weathering Uncertainty, Traditional Knowledge for Climate Change Assessment and Adaptation
by Douglas Nakashima, Kirsty Galloway McLean, Hans Thulstrup, Ameyali Ramos Castillo and Jennifer Rubis
Paris, UNESCO, and Darwin, UNU, 1Ó0 pp. 2012.
ISBN 978-92-3-001068-3 (UNESCO), ISBN 978-0-9807084-8-6 (UNU)

Tribal-Federal Collaboration in Resource Management
by Ellen M. Donoghue et. al
Journal of Ecological Anthropology, 2010

As Tribes and federal management agencies increasingly interact to manage land and resources, how do these entities most effectively collaborate? This article explores the different types of collaborative processes that have been used in particular contexts (contractual, co-management, cooperative, conservation easement, working relationship), and how these processes work towards meeting the desired outcomes of all parties involved.
Biogeochemical Studies of a Native American Runoff Agroecosystem
by Jonathan A. Sandor, Jay B. Norton, Jeffrey A. Homburg, Deborah A. Muenchrath, Carleton S. White, Stephen Williams, Celeste I. Havener, and Peter D. Stahl
Geoarchaeology: An International Journal, Vol. 22, No. 3, 359–386 (2007), ©2007 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Published online in Wiley Interscience ( DOI:10.1002/gea.20157

Integrating traditional and local ecological knowledge into forest biodiversity conservation in the Pacific Northwest
by Susan Charnley et al.
Forest Ecology and Management, 2007, doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2007.03.047

While the potential benefits to incorporating TEK and local ecological knowledge (LEK) in conservation have been explored at length, practical application of it has proven to be difficult. This article explores attitudes towards biodiversity, current management practices, and effective integration models for including TEK and local knowledge in forest conservation in the Pacific Northwest.
Introduction: Theme Issue: Native American Land Management Practices in National Parks
Ecological Restoration, December 2003, 21:245-246;doi:10.3368/er.21.4.245

What is Natural?: Protected Areas, Indigenous Peoples, and The Western Idea of Nature
by Dennis Martinez
Ecological Restoration, December 2003, 21:247-250;doi:10.3368/er.21.4.247

What is Natural?: Nature as We See It: National Parks and the Wilderness Ideal
by David Louter
Ecological Restoration, December 2003, 21:251-253;doi:10.3368/er.21.4.251

What is Natural?: Epilogue to Preserving Yellowstone's Natural Condition: Science and the Perception of Nature
by James A. Pritchard
Ecological Restoration, December 2003, 21:254-257;doi:10.3368/er.21.4.254

Context: Defining Cultural and Ethnographic Landscapes
by Dave Egan
Ecological Restoration, December 2003, 21:258-260;doi:10.3368/er.21.4.258

Perspective: Building Partnerships Between American Indian Tribes and the National Park Service
by David Ruppert
Ecological Restoration, December 2003, 21:261-263;doi:10.3368/er.21.4.261

Native American Practices in National Parks: A Debate: Facing a New Ecosystem Management Paradigm for National Parks
by David M. Graber
Ecological Restoration, December 2003, 21:264-268;doi:10.3368/er.21.4.264

Native American Practices in National Parks: A Debate: Simulated Indigenous Management: A New Model for Ecological Restoration in National Parks
by M. Kat Anderson and Michael G. Barbour
Ecological Restoration, December 2003, 21:269-277;doi:10.3368/er.21.4.269

Case Study: Restoring Ethnographic Landscapes and Natural Elements in Redwood National Park
by Stephen Underwood, Leonel Arguello, and Nelson Siefkin
Ecological Restoration, December 2003, 21:278-283;doi:10.3368/er.21.4.278

Case Study: Restoring a Part of Hawai'i's Past: Kaloko Fishpond Restoration
by Stanley Bond, Jr. and Richard Gmirkin
Ecological Restoration, December 2003, 21:284-289;doi:10.3368/er.21.4.284

Case Study: Destruction of an Ancient Indigenous Cultural Landscape: An Epitaph from Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
by Gary Paul Nabhan
Ecological Restoration, December 2003, 21:290-295;doi:10.3368/er.21.4.290

Case Study: Restoring Indian-Set Fires to Prairie Ecosystems on the Olympic Peninsula
by Jacilee Wray and M. Kat Anderson
Ecological Restoration, December 2003, 21:296-301;doi:10.3368/er.21.4.296

Case Study: Caring for the Trees: Restoring Timbisha Shoshone Land Management Practices in Death Valley National Park
by Catherine S. Fowler, Pauline Esteves, Grace Goad, Bill Helmer, and Ken Watterson
Ecological Restoration, December 2003, 21:302-306;doi:10.3368/er.21.4.302

Case Study: Native Hawaiian Collection, Use, and Management of Plants and Plant Communities within Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park
by Jim Martin and Laura Carter Schuster
Ecological Restoration, December 2003, 21:307-310;doi:10.3368/er.21.4.307

Last updated: June 30, 2017