The Bridging The Gap Meeting is an



official government-to-government meeting funded by all parties, where there are mutual interests in managing the archaeological, natural, or cultural resources of the forests.



It is an annual venue that provides a forum for both formal and informal dialogue principally between the Eastern and Southern Regions of the Forest Service and the Tribes they routinely consult with.




The purpose of the Rivercane Gathering is to gather


  • tribal representatives,
  • artisans,
  • traditional knowledge holders,
  • scientists,
  • land managers


It is our hope that this meeting will strengthen management and outreach efforts that will lead to environmental and conservation efforts and greater tribal access with respect to rivercane.