Tying Forest Service Lands to Tribal Lands and Treaty Ceded Lands
Track: Tribal/Indigenous GIS Programs
Authors: Betsy Kanalley, Mariel Murray
The Forest Service invites ESRI conference attendees to view “Tribal Connections,” a map service that shows how National Forest System lands, tribal trust lands, and lands Tribes ceded to the US government in treaties relate. The new ceded lands layer was created by digitizing and georeferencing historic Royce maps. The tool highlights estimated coincident boundaries between agency and trust lands using GIS analysis. The map service demo includes examples of how it will improve decisionmaking.