Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Washington
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Washington Project

Linking deer behavior to forest health on Tribal lands

October 2023 - September 2025


Participating Agencies

  • McIntire Stennis Fund

In this proposal, we braid together two important threads of forest management, one ecological and one social. First, we propose cutting-edge research linking deer behavior to forest health using an existing dataset collected in collaboration with the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (hereafter CCT). Second, we describe an approach for incorporating traditional ecological knowledge, building tribal capacity, and fostering intergovernmental relations through this research.