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

Understanding and Contextualizing Meadow Persistence in the Temperate Rainforest of the Oregon Coast Range

Braden Elliott PhD Research in partnership with Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde

Links between Alaskan Native language fluency and adaptive capacity of subsistence hunters in the face of rapidly changing environments

Funding from: The Porter Foundation

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
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