Introducing the Native Lands Stewardship Webinar Series

First Nations announces a series a summer webinars designed for natural resource professionals, particularly those working on tribal lands, and others interested in learning innovative approaches to ecological stewardship.

The series is made possible by the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies, as part of the Mapping Ecological Stewardship Opportunities (MESO) project, which aims to support sustainable and innovative stewardship approaches on tribal lands in the Northern Great Plains region.

Please join us for the first webinar in the series:

Notes from the Field: How Data and Wildlife Management Can Protect Tribal Values

Thursday, July 9, 2020, 12 pm, Mountain

During this one-hour webinar, Shaun Grassel, Ph.D., will share innovative research and data collection methods being used to protect wildlife and associated tribal values on the Lower Brule Indian Reservation. Case studies will highlight the cultural significance of wildlife population trends, species interactions, predator-prey relationships, and disease, and how culturally-informed policy and management strategies can uphold tribal values. Learn more here.

About Dr. Shaun Grassel

Shaun Grassel is an enrolled member of and a wildlife biologist for the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe. He has worked for his Tribe for over 20 years on the conservation and management of wildlife species. Shaun’s work includes monitoring population trends of game species and focal non-game species, conducting research, and assisting in the development of policy. Shaun has a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from South Dakota State University and a Doctoral degree in Natural Resources from the University of Idaho.

Register here!

Stay tuned for upcoming presentations!

Save the date for Webinar #2: GIS Mapping in Indigenous Communities by Steve DeRoy

Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 12 pm, Mountain