Natural Resources Department
Mission Statement: To assess, protect, and enhance the Tribal and environmental resources (culture, language,land, air, water) on the ancestral homelands of the tribes and bands of SIR in order maintain a healthy community and to manage for multiple land uses.
745 Joaquin Street
Susanville, CA 96130
(530) 251-5635 (fax)
General Program Activities
- Environmental Inventory and Planning
- GIS - Develop Geographical Information System (GIS) resource databases important for the protection of SIR environmental resources.
- Environmental Education
- Tribal Youth Conservation Crew (TYCC) - Crew receives training in areas relating to EPD programs.
- Environmental Education - Solid Waste Programs, Noxious Weed Control, Environmental Laws and Cultural Resource Protection.
- Grant Writing
- Administer and apply for funding to develop environmental, cultural, and educational programs.
- Consultation and Collaboration
Develop relationships with local, state, federal, and tribal agencies on environmental and cultural resource protection.
Environmental Enforcement and Compliance.
- Develp tribal environmental laws and ordinances
To revitalize the four affiliated languages associated with SIR.
Plan & .
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodentcide Act
- Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Clean Water Act (CWA)
- Clean Water Act 106
- Monitor surface and ground water quality.
Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
- Tribal Drinking Water system Capacity Building
Pollution Prevention Act (PPA)of 1990 / Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
- Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan
- Develop tribal recycling and composting programs.
- Research methods to reduce and remove solid waste generated on tribal lands.
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)
- Northeastern California NAGPRA Tribal Coalition
National Enviornmental Policy Act (NEPA)
- Review Tribal Environmental documents developed to meet NEPA, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and Tribal Environmental law requirments for proposed tribal projects.
- Review environmental documents of Federal, State, County, and City agencies within the ancestral homelands of the tribes and bands of SIR and when necassary in conjunction with the SIR Tribal Government Liason Committee (SIRTGLC) on proposed project effects on tribal resources.
Treat the earth well! It was not given to you by your parents; it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.
-Ancient Indian Proverb