Our goal is to create sustainable and resilient natural systems in which people engage with the Earth with reciprocity. Indigenous peoples have stewarded natural resources for millennia through their knowledge and traditional practices. The TEK Lab explores, facilitates, and honors the synergies between TEK, Western science, and other ways of knowing.
This research focuses on understanding watershed conditions and processes in forested ecosystems and the effects of management activities and evaluating and improving soil and water quality and related practices and policies for forest operations. Projects include studying forest management effects on hydrology and water quality and assessment of forest road design and water quality effects.