Saturday, July 22, 2017

Environmental Protection

The Quinault Division of Natural Resources Environmental Protection (EP) Department has broad responsibilities

related to environmental issues within the Quinault Indian Nation.

Mission

Maintain the Quinault Indian Nation as a social, cultural, political, and economic unit for the continuing benefit and prosperity of the members of the QIN. We are to protect the natural resources of the QIN and its Usual and Accustomed (U&A) area through the administration of the QIN’s natural resource laws and regulations.

The QDNR Environmental Protection Department maintains and enforces its responsibilities related to environmental issues within the QIN and within the Quinault treaty protected Usual and Accustomed hunting and fishing area. The EP Department oversees the implementation of Title 61 (Natural Resources Management Act) within the Quinault Indian Nation and issues permits for work in or near water and for forest management activities such as cedar salvage. The EP Department also provides technical expertise on wildlife, fish habitat, water and air quality and invasive species.

The Environmental Protection Department has seven sections:

Timber/Fish/Wildlife: To protect habitat for treaty-reserved fish and wildlife within the Quinault Usual and Accustomed area through co-management with Washington State and Federal land managers.

Cultural Resources: To protect Quinault cultural resources within the Quinault area of interest through co-management with Washington State and with landowners.

Forest Practices: To ensure that forestry operations comply with the QIN Natural Resource Management Act (Title 61) and applicable rules and regulations.

Wildlife: To manage the wildlife resources on the land of the QIN and within the QIN hunting areas in a manner that best serves the needs of the Quinault Indian Nation.

Air Quality: To maintain clean air to provide a healthful environment for the people of the Quinault Indian Nation.

Water Quality: To maintain cool, clean water for fish, wildlife and human uses.

Invasive Species: To prevent the introduction of and work on eradication of invasive non-native species to the Quinault Reservation and within the Quinault Usual and Accustomed area.

 

For more Environmental Protection information please contact the following QDNR team members at 360.276.8215:

Environmental Protection Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. x7301

Wildlife Section Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. x7321

Water Quality Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. x7340

Air Quality Program Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. x7310

Wetland Specialist, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. x7341

TFW Biologist, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. x7332

TFW Biologist & Cultural Resource Specialist, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. x7330

TFW Fish Habitat Biologist, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. x7331

Wildlife Biologist, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. x7323

Wildlife Biologist, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. x7322

Forestry Practices Technician, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. x7302

Fish Habitat Biologist/Hydraulics Officer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. x7305

Water Quality Technicain, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. x7342

 

Helpful Environmental Protection information links:

US Environmental Protection Agency

WA Department of Ecology

WA Department of Fish and Wildlife

Center for Native Peoples and the Environment

Environmental Protection Online

Indigenous Environmental Network

Clarence Pickernell

“This is my land
From the time of the first Moon till the time of the last Sun
It was given to my People
Wha-neh Wha-neh, the great giver of life, made me out of the Earth of this land
He said, ‘You are the land, and the land is you’
I take well care of this land, for I am part of it....”

-Clarence Pickernell, Taholah, WA

Environmental Protection Manager

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