About the center


SKC TREES began in the fall of 2013 to expand leadership and educational opportunities for Native American students and professionals within natural resource fields.

Our staff provide opportunities in training, education, internship support, and mentoring to students and professionals nationwide.

Our mission is to provide quality education, mentoring, and internship opportunities to Native American youth and natural resource students throughout the nation, to help foster culturally driven natural resource research relevant to tribal communities, and to provide quality and relevant workforce development and training in natural resource topics to tribal and federal natural resource technicians and professionals.

Our vision  is to become a central point for the promotion of natural resource careers amongst Native American students and to provide training and support to build capacity in natural resource research and management for tribes, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and affiliated agencies across the nation.

Our Programs:


 SKC TREES currently offers programs in Forestry Management and WIldland Fire Management.

These programs exclusively serve students enrolled in federally recognized tribes.