The Tribal Forest Protection Act (TFPA) was authorized in 2004 to provide a means for tribes to propose projects on federal lands that are boarding or adjacent to tribal trust lands or resources, in order to address hazardous conditions that pose threats to tribal rights, lands, and resources from catastrophic wildfire,insects and disease or other threats. The TFPA offers a means of helping the United States fulfill its trust responsibilities to the tribes while promoting the restoration of healthy forest ecosystems on the landscape.