Indigenous Confluence: The Role of Indigenous Knowledge in River Restoration & Sustainable Futures

This project links indigenous representatives from the U.S., Canada and New Zealand to compare elements of indigenous leadership in large-scale river restoration and identify models for sustainable riparian restoration and “guardianship”.
Funding from: The Porter Foundation
Partner Links:
Walpole Island First Nation
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
Waikato-Tainui Tribe

Anishnaabek and their St. Mary’s River Ancestor- Indigenous stewardship of coastal wetlands and invasive species

1) Experimental stewardship of hybrid cattail (Typha x glauca) in coastal wetlands on the St. Mary’s River, the outflow of Lake Superior.
2) Understanding Anishnaabek perceptions of introduced species
Funding from: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative; Goodman Fund; Neukom Fund
Partner Links:
“Team Typha” lead by Loyola University of Chicago
Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

designing sustainable backcountry ski trails and monitoring unintended ecological outcomes

20160901-Reo-RASTA-Research-EB-071 (1)

Funding from: Experiential Learning Initiative; Outdoor Programs Office; Environmental Studies Program
Partner Links:
US Forest Service, Green Mountain & Finger Lakes National Forests
Rochester Area Sport Trails Alliance

New York Times coverage
Outside Magazine article