Natural Resources Department...
The Natural Resources Department is at 301 Main Street; Polson, Montana
Currently, the Department Head serves on the Lake County Solid Waste Board as appointed by the Tribal Council in 2004 and is the Region 8 (TRIBAL) representative on the National Tribal/EPA Science Council.
In January 2010, the Department Head was appointed by the United States Environmental Protection Administrator Lisa Jackson to serve a two-year appointment representing all Federally Recognized Tribal Nations on the Federal Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee. The committee meets three times a year in Washington DC.
Tribal Natural Resources Department Ordinance. The Natural Resources Department Ordinance 78B is an umbrella ordinance that defines the overall policy of natural resource management on the Flathead Reservation. The ordinance states: It is the purpose and policy of the Tribal Council of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation (to)
The ordinance also describes the organizational structure, duties, powers and special functions of the Tribal Natural Resources Department.
(1) define and manage the natural resources of the Flathead Reservation to the benefit of the members of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and, thereby, of all the residents of the Flathead Reservation;
(2) maintain a careful balance between the development of and the protection of natural resources on the Flathead Reservation;
(3) direct and coordinate all feasible technical and administrative expertise toward sound natural resource management on the Flathead Reservation.
Available Regulations & Applications
National Environmental Policy Act-NEPA Documents
NEPA Scoping Packets
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Projects: