In 1991, the Tribes formed the Division of Environmental
Protection within the Natural Resources Department. The
purpose of the Division is to protect human health and the
environment for all Reservation residents. When created, the
Division consisted of three programs: Air Quality, Water
Quality, and Shoreline and Aquatic Lands Protection. Two of
the three, Air and Shoreline programs, had been functioning
for several years prior to 1991, but within a different
organizational structure. A new program, Solid and Hazardous
Waste, was added to the Division in 1993. The Division
Manager presently handles solid waste issues with assistance
from the Solid/Hazardous Waste Specialist and handles
Pesticides issues with the assistance of the Pesticides
Specialist . In 2003 the
Tribal Brownfields Response Program was created.
In 2006, the Pesticides program was added to the Division
and in 2007, the Underground Storage Tank/Leaking
Underground Storage Tank Program was added.
Division Administration :
Mike Durglo- Division Manager
Chris McDonald - Administrative Assistant
Tiny Critter -
Have you recently boated in other Waters? Only you can prevent zebra mussels from spreading to Flathead Lake.
Zebra mussels may be small, but the problems they cause are enormous. In other states, they’re infesting lakes, threatening native species and damaging everything from boat motors to public water intakes.
Inspect your boat and trailer for any aquatic life, mud, or vegetation, and removed it away from the water before launching.
Wash your boat and trailer far away from all streams, lakes, or surfaces water before launching.
Empty live wells and dry thoroughly or disinfect with a diluted bleach solutions before launching.