To envision a safe and sustainable environment for Tribal Citizens to dwell, work, recreate and subsist on.
The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) develops tribal programs to protect human health, protect the environment and implement plans related to solid waste and forest management as well as fire protection.
Nim traditional ecological knowledge is utilized in planning, protection, restoration and preservation efforts. Protection and preservation of cultural resources is extremely important to the tribe. With this in mind the tribe has developed a unique program where Tribal Citizens are trained to be Cultural Monitors.
Solid Waste and Recycling
EPD coordinates with agencies and other organizations to remove solid wastes (cars, tires, washers/dryers, etc) for our tribal community.
Water is an important element in the tribal community. Using only what you need has been a long standing practice of the Nim. Conservation is ongoing and keeping properties clean of litter and hazardous waste will keep the watershed healthy.
Environmental Committee implements land and environmental planning documents which has a wide variety of topics, land, air, water, cultural resources. Meets on 3rd Monday of the month at the North Fork TANF conference room. Please call EPD for more information.
Cultural Committee implements Tribal Heritage Strategic Plan and current emphasis is on language and cultural preservation. Meets on 2nd Monday of the month at the North Fork TANF conference room. Please call EPD for more information.
Mary Stalter, Manager Environmental Protection and Cultural Heritage Departments (559)877-5411