Quinault Land Management Department
The Quinault Land Management Department is under the leadership of the Quinault Division of Natural Resources. The department is responsible to acquire trust land to reduce fractionalized ownership on the Quinault Indian Nation and also acquire non-trust land. The Quinault Land Management Department assists the Nation and other QDNR departments with land management activities.
The department goal is to reduce fractionated ownership on the Quinault Indian Nation lands, establish ownership records and a reference system, and assist with land issues involving economic development projects.
The Quinault Indian Nation is the only majorly timbered reservation in the U.S. that was completely divided into 80-acre allotments. Over the course of time, the allotments were distributed to individuals and families from many different tribes and as a result land ownership has become more complex and has become fractionated ownership (fee and trust land property) due to inheritance by even more members of succeeding generations.
Quinault Land Management Program activities, such as fee-to-trust conversions, ownership records management, land purchases, right-of-way, leases, assist with land issues and support economic development projects. Any development, road building, timber harvest, restoration or other land management activity requires agreements from the majority of affected landowners.
Quinault Land Management Program Mission
To assist the Quinault Indian Nation in its efforts to preserve the lands as a social, cultural, political, and economic unit for the benefit and prosperity of members of the Quinault Indian Nation.
To provide real estate and land management services that guide land and resource use and ownership in a manner that protects natural and cultural resources while promoting Indian self-sufficiency and Tribal sovereignty.
Lands and Records Management Specialist, Cindy Ralston » 360.276.8215 x526
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